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As we honor the mothers in our lives in May, WACAP is making a special offer to families who submit their adoption applications by May 31. Families will save $100 ...
—Tre’Vell is an attractive young teen who is very engaged in school. Described as a...
“I must tell you that I saw your agency at work firsthand while I was in Russia. It was because of that work that I wanted to make contact with you should I consider adopting again.” - Nancy
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In February 2002 we adopted our 8 year old daughter Desirae. This young girl was frightened by the idea of being taken from China though she had lost her family twice. Her birth parents abondoned her soon after she was born, and her foster family returned her to the orphanage after six years of being the only family she had known.
The orphanage was not encouraging about her mental capabilities when we adopted her. They told us she was average in language skills and poor at math. We later found that she had only received a year of education.
Her resistance to America was overcome early. We are happy to say that she has been a model child and other than some minor worries, never behaved in a way that did not make us proud.
We are happy to report that our daughter completed not only high school in 2011 with a 3.85 GPA, but also finished Running Start and received an AA with a 3.69 GPA. I am proud to add that she became an A student in math in fourth grade and has never received a grade less than A since in any math class including calculus.
Desirae is now enrolled at Gonzaga University where she is working on completing two BA degrees; in Business Administration (Accounting) and International Studies (Asian Studies). She has retained fluency in Chinese, and is now fairly capable in Japanese.
The name "Desirae" means "God's blessing". We are happy to report she has lived up to her name, and then some. We are honored to be her parents and her biggest fans.
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