WILSON for the O’Donnell family — OR
Daniel and Nicole have six kids, the youngest three they recently adopted from Uganda. They always knew adoption would be a big part of expanding their family, and they had discussed adopting an HIV+ child after learning more through project hopeful and doing research on how many children are simply waiting for a loving family. With access to proper medication these beautiful children can live a full and healthy life. So many people do not understand all of the advances made in treating HIV and this weighed heavily on their hearts. Prior to completing their previous adoptions, they had seen Wilson’s photo on Reece’s Rainbow. The similarity to their 9 year old son was so striking that they were immediately drawn to him. As they continued finalizing their adoptions of their girls, they found themselves hoping and praying this sweet boy would find a family too. They loved him already, and pictured him in their family, but they felt it unfair he was still waiting. They wanted someone to see what a treasure he was and claim him as their son, even if it meant he would not be in their family. Once their three new girls settled in and their family was firmly planted in their new groove, they decided to look and see if Wilson had found a family. It broke their hearts that nearly a year had passed and still he waited. They thought of him daily and decided to ask for more information. It has been said that rarely will an update be received in a timely manner, if at all, in a lot of the children’s cases, but less than 24 hours later they had more information. Enough information to take a leap of faith and shout out loud that they wanted to bring sweet Wilson home! The entire family is in agreement and busily preparing for his arrival.
11/6/13—APPOINTMENT IS NOVEMBER 25
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at readyforseven.blogspot.com