Tia’s heart was stolen by a 1-year-old in Haiti when she traveled to help her friends on their adoption journey. That was four and a half years ago. Now, as a single mom, Tia knows that adoption is love. She can’t imagine life without her little man and can’t imagine the circumstance he would have had to grow up in if he wouldn’t have become hers.


“International Adoption is not for the faint of heart,” says Lori, an adoptive mother. With two children from two different countries, Lori and her husband are grateful for their family. But International Adoption means a variety of government issues. Lori’s advice for those hoping to adopt internationally: Be flexible.


Deborah and her husband made the choice to adopt internationally after having four biological children. Looking at children in orphanages, they knew they could be “better parents than no parents.” For their family, they know this is the way it should be. It was a leap of faith, but it was right. Now, with seven children, their lives are unpredictable, but perfect for them!


Having experienced infertility, Amy created her family through domestic and international adoption. The creation of a family is tough in all circumstances, but it’s also beautiful.  Amy’s advice is to be patient as relationships develop and the family grows.