Melanie & her husband Dwight always thought they would foster or adopt ‘one day’ but were surprised when they
felt God calling them to host a teenage orphan from Ukraine in 2015. ‘One day’ came much sooner then they
anticipated! Melanie, Dwight & their two, young, bio kids quickly fell in love with their host daughter and they
started the adoption process.
But God had other plans. Their 13 year old host daughter changed her mind about adoption in spite of her love
for her host family. They kept in touch & supported her from afar while praying for God‘s will for their family.
A few months later, they were contacted about an orphan who was aging out in Ukraine. Their heart skipped a beat
when they saw her photo & everything started falling into place. They felt so confident and sure that this was the
child God meant for their family.
They flew to Ukraine to meet their daughter last spring and in December, they legally became parents to a beautiful
16 year old! They hope to have her home for good by Valentine’s Day.