Kristen Williams is 44 years old. She is single, a teacher, and has been wanting to be an adoptive mother for a long time. Working on adopting since 2009, she has finally met with success.
Williams followed all proper procedures to adopt from India. It took years of filling out paperwork, waiting, filling out more paperwork, and waiting on processing. On Valentine’s Day in 2013, Kristen Williams and a darling little girl named Munni became a family. “I call her my forever valentine,” Williams says.
She talks of the time she first saw Munni’s picture and how she immediately connected. Munni was only five years old at the time, but Kristen just knew the two of them belonged together. And so this particular adoption is as sweet as the day Munni finally joined Kristen.
Kristen and Munni have felt complete. But then Kristen’s social worker called to tell her about Durga, a three-year-old girl who has been rejected since birth because of her nose. Rather, she is missing her nose. Being nibbled away by insects, there is very little left to her nose. Durga survived by sucking on milk-soaked cotton balls and being nursed to relative health by the orphanage.
When Kristen saw Durga’s picture, the same overwhelming feeling of belonging hit her. She knew that Durga belonged in the Williams household. The caseworker offered to give Kristen time to think it over, but it was unnecessary. Even when Munni saw Durga’s picture, she knew as well. Remarkably, this adoptive single mother has adopted from India again!
It didn’t take long this time for the paperwork and processing to secure an adoptive home. Now with Munni and Durga in her care, Kristen Williams is a happy mother indeed!
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