Upon hearing Tesfaye’s story, New York-based couple Jennifer and Ray Hatch knew they had to do something. Originally from Ethiopia, Tesfaye was adopted by a family in Idaho in May 2013. However, after 11 months, Tesfaye’s adoption was disrupted

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Bill and Beth Cole decided to adopt children after they learned they would not be able to have their own. The couple was aware of a need in Belarus for adoptive families, which led to adopting two children from this country in 2001. The Coles

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Born to an alcoholic mother, Alina* was found as a young child, scavenging for food on the streets of a second-world country. Eventually, she was taken into protective care and spent several years in a foreign orphanage before being adopted by

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A family of four, the Perrys* were ecstatic at the prospect of adoption. After researching extensively, the Perrys adopted internationally, welcoming two little girls, aged two and three, into their family. “Everything started off well, but we

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