My adoption story…

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My name is Sue and I will start with today… my daughter Thea is 19 years old.. I adopted her from Cambodia through WHFC 18 years ago.. people always say to me that I saved her life and I say nooooo she saved my life!!

Let’s go back 18 years ago I was just going through life being crazy and I met a family that adopted from Korea from WHFC.  I have always been the kool Aunt and never met anyone to share my life with so I made the decision to adopt.  Since I was single I was nervous if they would accept me.  I met with an amazing people in New yorks office of WHFC.. They accepted me and I started the process.  I figured I would choose China because I was single.  After all my paperwork I got a call asking if I would consider Cambodia that 2as closed at the time but was going to open.  I said heck yes !  Then I had to sneak out and see where Cambodia was.. I received a call saying a little girl was waiting for me.  I traveled to Cambodia and met my girl.  I named her Dorothea Patricia. She was stunning..  

Back to now..  Thea is an amazing and beautiful young woman .  We are partners..we travel and I embarrass her and she loves me and I love her.  We still meet up with our Cambodian families for reunions.  Now they are old enough to meet up without us old people !!  I would never ever change anything about us .  

To submit your story and photos email: kbernstein@whfc.org

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