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International Adoption in China – the story of Finn *Video*

Posted on: by Kate

international adoption in chinaI am so thankful for Sharingdots who is sharing a guest post today about an International Adoption in China.  I love to share positive adoption stories here on Highlights Along The Way – I am so thankful when families are willing to share their personal journey with us.  Today our friends are sharing an inspirational video where we get to see Finn become an orphan no more – please watch the video of him coming home below…..


With our work at Sharingdots ( we get to see lots of stories of hope where there was pain.  However, adoptions have been some of the most fun projects to work on.

This past July we got to go along with Ferrin and Beth when they came to China to adopt Finn.

Finn was abandoned in China shortly after he was born, probably due to his visual impairment.  He was able to come to Bethel China (, a special orphan care facility that works with visual issues, and it was here they also were able to advocate for his adoption.  We have gotten to work with the folks at Bethel China quite a bit over the last few years and we love what they are doing, but no place is as good for a child as a family.

We initially did this photo and video project for the family to have a memory but were so blown away by them and the whole story that we (with their permission) wanted to share their story as well as their adoption day with others who might be considering adoption.

The whole day was perfect.  I hope you enjoy coming along for the journey with them as much as we did filming it.


Thank you to our friends at Sharing Dots for sharing the story of Finn. Thank you to Finn’s family for sharing your story of International Adoption in China.  I am so happy that Finn has such a loving family! Adoption is not easy but it is such a blessing for all involved!

If you would like to share your international adoption story (adoptive parents or adoptees!) I would be so happy!  Please contact us!  If you love the idea of adoption but think it is simply too expensive (the number one reason people that are open to adoption say that they don’t is funds) – I put together a little (actually pretty big) list of resources from adoption grants to tax credits to money saving ideas here —>  How to afford adoption – read it, share it, pin it for later!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: 16 Responses
  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That is so sweet. I loved watching that video <3

  2. What a lovely idea, adoption is one of the best things a parent who wants kids can do. I was long term fostered.

  3. tara pittman says:

    Adoption is something I would love to do one day. The cost is too much right now.

  4. Nicole Escat says:

    This is a great program, it’s so nice, this is good news for those who wanting a child.

  5. Mardene Carr says:

    I applaud anyone who adopts or fosters a child/children. This is wonderful

  6. Lexie Lane says:

    Such a wonderful idea, I’m so glad that there is a program like this, and it’s international that’s good.

  7. victoria says:

    This is a good post. My hubby would like to adopt a child someday, He is adopted child also

  8. Elizabeth O. says:

    There are many cases of abandoned kids in China, it’s really heartbreaking. Some of the babies don’t even make it. I’m glad there are couples who choose to adopt these kids. They all deserve a good life.

  9. What a beautiful experience. These children are so adorable <3

  10. Claudette says:

    There are many children around the world that need the support of loving people. So if this brings them together, I am happy.

  11. i salute families who believe and did their best to get an adoption, taking care of this children is truly a blessing that this children would keep in their heart forever

  12. Lisa Bristol says:

    Adoption is such a beautiful thing. I have a few friends that were adopted and it was amazing to see them with their family.

  13. Liz Mays says:

    What a blessing for the entire family. I think this is a particularly wonderful story to share.

  14. This is great information. What a great resource for parents who are thinking of adopting a child.

  15. Eileen says:

    What an absolutely beautiful story. A blessed family

  16. What a beautiful story. Blessed them for opening their hearts to that sweet boy!

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