Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Family search

I have been wanting to write a bit about our experience with doing a birth search for our little Russians.I really had no intention of doing a search when we first started our adoption .It was not until shortly after they were home something told me it would someday make a difference for our children.I also wished to tell their relatives back in Russia that they were loved and treasured. We were fortunate to learn of a wonderful man through another family that adopted from Vlad who did family searches in and around the region of Vladivostok. We did not know if we would learn much since our info was some what sketchy.I can not express how much joy it brought to open up a video of our daughters birth mother and not only see an incredible resemblance to our daughter but, have her speak of her little daughter.Absolutely pricless beyond words ! Then a few days later we also received a video of our son when he was a baby. Such precious treasures that are just priceless.We feel really blessed to have received so much info and for our searcher Illich to be so diligent in his work for families. I am so glad we did it !


Charity Roach said...

Oh Corinne! How wonderful for you and your children - for you to have a glimpse of their time before you came into their lives, and for them to have a piece of their first family - a piece of their past! It just brings tears to my eyes. We have a picture of Sara's birthmother and I will treasure it always!

Cindy said...

You are absolutely right ! It is PRICELESS !