Meet the Flamos family from Pennsylvania! They are in the process of adopting a little girl from India and are currently awaiting matching with a child.
Jessica and Chris always felt open to adoption, though they didn’t know when or if it would ever happen. When they unexpectedly became pregnant with their daughter, they knew their lives would change forever. Their daughter Verity was born and Chris and Jessica were overjoyed with the transition to parenthood. They knew they definitely wanted to grow their family again, this time through adoption.
As they began to prepare for adoption, Chris and Jessica learned more about what children will experience that will lead them to need a family. Chris and Jessica know the process will grow them and challenge them, and they know that while beautiful, adoption can also be incredibly difficult. They have carefully considered each step along the way and chose India for a number of reasons. First, India’s orphan crisis is vast–roughly 30 million orphans and only .01% of them are adopted each year. These staggering statistics spoke to them. Additionally, they wanted to adopt from a country whose culture they felt they could realistically incorporate into their lives. Finally, they wanted their child to feel there were others in her community who looked like her. The Flamos family cherishes their relationships with Indian friends and family members and felt they could naturally and authentically integrate Indian culture into their life.
Chris and Jessica's three-year-old daughter, Verity, is excited to have a sister. She talks about her almost daily and cannot wait to have someone to play with. The adoption is likely to be a big adjustment for her, and they would welcome others to pray for Verity as she becomes a big sister. The Flamos family would also appreciate prayers for the referral process and prayers for their future daughter–whoever she may be–and the medical and emotional care she receives while they wait to bring her home.
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