In August, Charles and Marcy Ishmael, traveled to the Shanxi Province in China to meet their son, Shaun. Meeting him just before his second birthday, they took in the sights and sounds of his birth country prior to returning home as a family of three. Shaun is adjusting well to his new family and is picking up English. He enjoys playing outside and playing guitar with his daddy. Charles and Marcy are enjoying the thrills of having a two-year-old.
The Ishmael's were matched with Shaun in May 2012 and were thrilled! They had waited for years and then one day everything happened quickly. Funds were needed and Marcy learned that she was out of a job in June. Through a friends referral, they learned of Village to Village Intl. and applied.
The Ishmael family raised $5,412 through Village to Village Intl. This money helped cover the cost of their flights and orphanage fees. Thank you to all who had a part in bringing Shaun into his family!
"Fifteen months after meeting our new son for the first time through Orphan Hosting, we have completed the final step in the adoption process! Vitaly is home, is officially our son, and is adjusting to his new life in a family! Worth every hour, cent, and tear shed, the required steps are nonetheless draining in every way. So, those who have come alongside and encouraged in any area have our deepest gratitude. God has used many in this way - including Village to Village International. The third trip to Latvia found us in need of travel funds, which were provided in part by the donors of this ministry. We are now excited about joining in the efforts to bring other children home to their families!"
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