Couple's prayers answered in adoption of Ethiopian child

Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 09:35 AM.

“I had an appointment with God,” Kristin said.

The airport shuttle from her hotel was full, so Kristin hired a taxi. The driver, who was supposed to end his shift 45 minutes earlier, was from Ethiopia. As they talked about her desire to adopt from his country, he gave her his phone numbers in Ethiopia and Minneapolis in case she changed her mind.

Before she boarded her plane, Kristen overheard a grandmother and granddaughter discussing their seats being separated on the flight. Kristin, who was sitting next to one of them, switched seats so they could be together. One of the boys sitting in front of her new seat had a picture of Africa in the colors of the Ethiopian flag on his shirt.

She missed her next flight in Atlanta, and as she sat at the gate she began talking with a young woman. Her son turned out to be adopted from Ethiopia.

After talking with Will about her experiences, they decided to speak with his boss about the time and money needed for the international adoption. He eased their fears and they decided to continue.

“Every blessing had been answered,” Will said.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves