Tyler’s Long Journey to His Forever Family
Tyler’s Long Journey to His Forever Family “Our journey to have Tyler in our arms was 2 1/2 years long. We would do it again to have him here with us.” “We always knew international adoption was a way we wanted our family to grow. We contacted four different adoption agencies with an established program […]
Separated at Birth
Four sisters were successively abandoned when they were born, each living together in an orphanage without realizing they were siblings. Once a volunteer in WHFC’s Granny program learned their story, she taught them they were a family.
Overcoming the Odds
Violetta’s mother was involved in gangs and prostitution, and beat Violetta as a baby. When she was rescued, she had hundreds of lice and a skin disease from poor hygiene. But thanks to our donors, Violetta is all smiles now.
Filling Bellies and Warming Hearts
Sister Alice is the director of an orphanage in Burundi. Her charges include 20 fragile infants and 15 weakened children. They’re all in urgent need of nourishment. And thanks to the generosity of WHFC donors, Sister Alice can help these young ones avoid malnutrition.
COVID Can’t Stop Cuteness
Once a couple locked eyes on Gus, they knew they would be his forever family. But the global pandemic made a relatively simple trip to Korea a month-long saga.
Boys Rock That Extra Chromosome Too!
China is the most common choice for families looking to adopt a child with a special need. But statistically, adoptive parents choose girls. And so boys with special needs are disproportionately left out of the equation.
Porter Has Two Dads
Almost as soon as Jason and Jonathan started dating, they knew they wanted to adopt a child together. After attending a WHFC informational session, they met the 12-day-old child who helped them discover the magic of parenthood.
Twins — 5 Years and 2 Continents Apart
Jennifer and Seth had two biological children of their own. But when they received an email from WHFC about a boy with special needs in China whose birthday was the same as her son’s, the child found a new forever family.
Two Families, One Extraordinary Youth
Eden has always been curious about where she comes from. Through WHFC”s post-adoption Zimdina program, the pre-teen girl got a chance to return to Ethiopia and bring her new parents and biological family together.
Discovering Their Roots
Anemo and Yoyo are Ethiopian boys being raised in two California homes. Through WHFC’s post-adoption Zimdina program, both boys and their adoptive parents were able to visit the country of their birth — and meet their biological families.
Growing up in a crowded house in a Mumbai slum, the odds were against Saloni. But thanks to WHFC’s Child Sponsorship program, she has overcome poverty, the death of her father, and her own bout with tuberculosis to persevere — now she’s on track for an MBA.