The Gustafsons have a lot of love in their family. And they knew they had enough love to share with another child. So they searched, and found that their newest family member was an orphan in Africa—a continent with over 53 million orphans. They searched further and ended up finding Ella in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Endless paperwork, fingerprinting and home studies took so much time. But the family all worked together to complete the requirements. They worked and waited for 19 months, fundraising and preparing their home. They knew little Mabelle was theirs the moment they saw her picture.  And now, they all belong to each other forever.