A Bulgarian Adoption Story

Update – March 2019:  Over 1 year ago, Lori came home with her son after finalizing her adoption in Bulgaria!

We are so very happy to have been able to help Lori adopt from Bulgaria! 

One of the moments we remember the most from her journey is when she emailed us to ask if the Bulgarian orphanage had been preparing her son that his mom is coming for him?

The response from the Bulgarian social worker was heartbreaking. They said, “he doesn’t know what “mom” means”.

And now, he has the best mom and an awesome family, including an older brother!

Thank you Lori!

To God be the glory!


Original Post from January, 2018 below.



Lori’s Timeline:

-From Start to Finish- 

Exactly 1.5 years-

July 2016 – Application with Bulgarian MOJ

January 2017 – Completed Home Study

June 17 2017 – First Trip to Bulgaria

January 2018 – Final Trip 

-Back HomeJanuary 21, 2018-




***Update:  January 22, 2018***

We’re humbled to report that Lori arrived safely in Charlotte with her son on January 21, 2018!

It has been an absolute pleasure to serve Lori with her Bulgarian adoption. 

Though we try to make the adoption process as smooth as possible.  Nonetheless, it is never an easy process.  Watching Lori perservere through her adoption proceedings and complete everything in less than 1.5 years was very inspiring to us. 

Our agency was started by a single mom and single moms will always hold a special place to us. 

Thanks for being awesome, Lori! It was a pleasure serving you! 



*Update – January 8, 2018*

We’re blessed to give you this update about one of our most favorite adoptive moms ever!

She is currently in Bulgaria on her second trip.

This means she is getting ready to pick her son up and come home in less than 10 days.

We know Lori, and we anticipate that she will spoil him very much!  However, we fully approve of this plan!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our team in Bulgaria and all their hard work in helping Lori.

It is a blessing working with people who are not only phenomenal at paperwork, but also care for each child deeply.

They’ve taken care of Lori so well, we think she might be starting to like them better than us. (But, we’re not jealous. At all…)



We plan on updating this Bulgarian adoption story post regularly over the next 10 days while, so stay tuned!


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