Finding, interviewing, and connecting with someone thousands of miles, countries, even continents away can feel daunting and frightening. However, the hardest decision, and the one that takes the most courage, is putting the hearts that walk outside of your body into the hands of a stranger. We are a family of six – two
Leidy came to us just over a year ago and has been a wonderful addition to our family and the lives of our three sons. Our oldest son has autism, and Leidy has shown so much patience and love to him. He is thriving at home and at school, which has certainly been helped by
Priscila joined our family in March 2019 and immediately settled into our crazy household without hesitation. We have a very busy home, with four rambunctious children, ten and under. Things became a bit more complicated when we realized that our youngest was very behind in his speech development and needed to start attending speech therapy.
In the last year and a half there are two dates our family will never forget: July 25th, 2018 when our one-year-old daughter, Blythe, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy; and July 1st, 2019 when Sonja Englebrecht joined our family as our au pair. When Blythe was diagnosed, we were a family of four living