I consider it a joy and an honor to work with families who pursue adoption and especially from Ukraine. The process in country can be long and tedious. I am grateful for families like the Huitt family who have pursued these beautiful children, just as the Lord pursues us, and brought them home. But more than that, please consider the children who are left behind that also need a forever family. Adoption and caring for orphans and widows is at the very heart of God. Let this blog from the Huitt family challenge you and your faith and your call to adoption.
“but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 ESV
Below you will read the story of the last day of the Huitt's of the adoption journey.
Thank you for reading,
Jana Lombardo, International Social Worker
The Last Day:
From there, we grabbed our other cake and headed to the kindergarten to celebrate with Sveta and her friends. When we got there, we were greeted enthusiastically by Sveta and the 12 other little friends that we’ve made over the past 5 five weeks. This little crew has become very close to us, so we were looking forward to spending our last day celebrating with them.
And with that, we were done. The girls threw their little pink backpacks into the trunk of Dema’s car and as we left, we looked back at the orphanage one last time as we waved and said, “Das vi danya (goodbye).” When we pulled out onto the main road that goes to Don’etsk, Olivia leaned up and asked, “Where are we going now?” Dema just looked in the rearview mirror, smiled, and said,
“We’re going home.”
The Huitt Family