The Journey Began with a Girl Nobody Loved

The journey to decide to adopt is different for everyone. Mine began when I was a young girl growing up in rural Nebraska. My mother gave me a book called “Dorie: The girl nobody loved” to read. Though it has been years, I still remember that the book made me think very differently about family, or the lack thereof. If I recall correctly, Dorie spent much of her childhood in a a cruel orphanage where younger and prettier girls were adopted, but she was often overlooked. She was ugly and unwanted. Her honest aching to just have a place to call home changed my life.

It was then that I began to think: Why would I ever have my own children when there were so many children in the world without homes?

Of course, many years would pass by before I would meet the love of my life and we would decide that we wanted to start a family, but the desire to adopt has never changed.

There are an estimated 163 million orphans in the world today. We hope to make the number a little smaller.

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8 thoughts on “The Journey Began with a Girl Nobody Loved

  1. SO excited that you are blogging again Robin. You have such a way of telling ANY story, but I’m sure THIS story will be told in such an amazing way and I can’t wait to read it! PRAYING for you both!

  2. Robin,
    I’m so glad to see you are blogging again. Yours was my first blog to officially follow 🙂 I praise our God for his faithfulness to you, even in these unexpected places. I will continue to pray and trust in his grace, omiscience and love for you. I know that your testimony will not only bring him glory but will surely encourage others on a similar path. I anxiously await to meet your complete family. Much love, Jody

  3. Thanks for joining me here, ladies! Though parts of this story are tough to tell, I want to be honest about what’s happened, and give praise to God for leading us down this journey, even if we don’t know where it’s going to end.

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  7. wow im looking at your timeline and you guys moved fast! no wait list? instant referral? tell me your secret!!
    we are way down on the wait list with DRC im hearing up to a year to get referral and after that over a year to travel to bring child home…
    fill me in if you know something i can do to speed up process!
    Lord Bless!

  8. Just went back and read your first entry. Our God is Amazing! And today the number of orphans is a little smaller because of your love. Through all the trials you went through (and I can’t even begin to imagine) our God shone through. Your faith in our heavenly father brought you to the moment you arrived back home with your precious babies. Congratulations Ken and Robin! Welcome to the wonderful, crazy, fun rollercoaster of parenthood. We are rejoicing with you!

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