Porter: His Parents Opened Their Heart to Open Adoption
Jason and Jonathan never expected to become parents so quickly. But the more they learned about open adoption, the more they embraced the idea of opening their hearts to it. When they met and bonded with their son’s birth parents, they knew being dads to Porter was meant to be.
Ian: A Waiting Child from China is Welcomed Home
Ian was a waiting older child in an orphanage in China. Because of his upper limb difference, his chances of being adopted were slim. Two continents away, Jennifer and Seth had been dreaming of adding to their family. One day, Jennifer opened an email and saw Ian’s photo and story. She knew adopting him was meant to be. Today, the family can’t imagine life without him.
Sembete: Connecting with Her Ethiopian Birth Family
Sembete was adopted from Ethiopia when she was 3. Nine years later, she traveled with her adoptive family back to Ethiopia to connect with her birth family through Zimdina, one of Wide Horizon For Children’s post-adoption program. That life-changing trip continues to influence Sembete’s sense of identity to this day.
Anemo and Yoyo: A Visit with Their Ethiopian Birth Families
Two adopted boys from Ethiopia, now living in California, recently traveled back with their adoptive families to meet with their birth families. Thanks to Zimdina, a Wide Horizons For Children’s post-adoption program, the families shared a life-changing experience they’ll never forget.