Seven years ago, God gave the Busler family a vision that included adoption and special needs. That vision and God’s continued help and guidance took the family on an emotional, spiritual, and geographical journey to Armenia to ultimately adopt one child and begin the process for a second.
While in the process of adopting Mikko, their first adopted son, in December 2017, Valerie and Forrest Busler noticed a sprite of a little guy at Mikko’s orphanage who seemed to have a big heart. God kept the second boy in the Buslers’ hearts, and when they felt that Mikko was stably integrated into the family, the Buslers initiated the adoption process to pursue the boy they had met at the orphanage. After months of work and waiting and an added year-long delay due to the pandemic, in April 2021, the Buslers returned to Armenia for the first of two trips to add to their family.
The first official visit with the Buslers’ soon-to-be adopted second son was a joyful experience, and the director of the orphanage extended an invitation to bring Mikko to the orphanage to meet his future brother. On the same day that papers of intent to adopt were signed, the Busler family said goodbye to their soon-to-be son and now will wait three to six months to be invited to return to Armenia to make the young boy part of their forever home.
9/11/2021 — AWAITING COURT DECREE
The Busler family also received a $5000 Older Child Grant for their new son!