Saturday, June 07, 2008

Daniel With Lauryn at the wedding of Sophea

Daniel With Lauryn at the wedding of Sophea and Jim, 24 May 2008! All of these beauties came to the USA in 1990 thanks to our success in finding families for them! Blessings all around! Claudia, shown, prformed the wedding service, and is the adoptive mother of Katie and Naomi, ( in front of Daniel) who came from California with her 2 great kids Emily, 6, and Brandon, 2. Naran ( left of pic) cane from Maui without her husband, and Ratha left her kids in LA with her husband so she could me matron of honor, unencumbered. She told of welcoming Sophea, then 5, to the orphanage. Sophea was crying "help me!" and Ratha hugged her and promised to always be there for her. She was 10. I cried.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

These 2 Girls Which I Carried Out of Cambodia

These 2 girls which I carried out of Cambodia on my belly in a"snuggly" 17 years ago, graduated from High School in Hawaii last week: Le'a Channy Giannotti and Christina (Theany) Cremer on Kauai. With us is Lauryn and Tina's sister Pawaeena, adopted from Thailand 20 years earlier.

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A Brief Visit to Carmel

Mom and Eli, and Lauryn in for a brief visit to Carmel after the funeral of her father. Her parole officer finally let her travel..

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