FAMILY & PARENTING

Couple Adopts Orphan, But When Mom Looks Closer At Her Face, She Realizes She’s Seen Her Before

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

Vern and Nanette had six kids, but they desperately wanted another child. One night, Nanette had a distinct dream about a little girl named Emily.

Though Emily was just a figment of her imagination at the time, she said, “I knew that she was mine.”

The couple had a difficult time getting pregnant on their own again. But just when they decided to adopt, Nanette got pregnant with their seventh child. Still, she couldn’t stop thinking about that little girl she envisioned so clearly in her dreams.

Vern and Nanette flew to the National Adoption Center in Ukraine and spent hours searching through photos of orphaned children.

They immediately stopped on a black-and-white photo of a pretty little girl with a stoic expression and a big bow in her hair.

The couple instantly knew: This was Emily. This was their daughter. They got the approval to adopt her.

Upon returning home to the states, Vern and Nanette quickly fell in love with Emily, but they also made a startling discovery. They had no idea that Emily had a sibling who was still in Ukraine — an older sister named Elizabeth who was more like a mother to Emily, since their birth parents were out of the picture.

Six months after learning of Elizabeth’s existence, Vern and Nanette received a photo of her in the mail. And soon after that, they received a handwritten letter from Elizabeth herself.

When Vern and Nanette read what Elizabeth had to say to them — the people who took Emily away from her — they made another stunning realization.

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