The Watsons are adopting a sibling set of 4! You heard that right, FOUR! These siblings were each individually abandoned in Moldova after their births. Due to government regulations in the region, the siblings have been kept together. The Watsons are nearly 3/4 funded and need nearly $40,000 to complete their fundraising.
Moldova's population is just over 3.5 million people. Snuggled between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova gained their independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Only 10 children in the last 5 years have been adopted from Moldova to families in the United States.
The Moldovan economy mostly relies on Agriculture. The world bank declares Moldova as the poorest country in Europe, although the country has made notable strides to reducing poverty throughout the population.
Meet the Watsons! Justin and Jennifer have two biological children and are diligently working on their own "Holiday surprise." They are adopting four siblings from the country of Moldova. WOW! When the Watsons heard about the plight of children in Moldova and the need for families, they made the decision to extend their love to children waiting for a family.
After a career in the military, the Watsons settled into civilian life in Alabama where Justin is a helicopter instructor. About three years ago, a group of orphans from Moldova spoke at their church. The children shared the overwhelming need for loving homes for orphans, especially sibling sets who often have a difficult time being adopted together. That day the Watsons decided to pursue adoption and have been on the journey ever since.
They are adopting three girls and a boy. Two of the children have varying levels of special needs. All four children were abandoned soon after their births and have lived their entire lives in orphanages. If not for international adoption, these children would age out of the orphanage and be forced to live on their own. The difficulties children face after aging out are grave.
The Watsons note, "We welcome any support, financially or prayers, to help us on our journey with these children. Thank you in advance." Join us in bringing home these precious children to their forever family!