Ketarkus Family

In January 2017, our family saw a notice about a little girl waiting for adoption in Colombia. This little girl would become our youngest daughter, Isabel. Isabel’s file was listed with a different adoption agency. This agency was very nervous about working with a family as large as ours. We had an approved home study and were so hopeful about adopting Isabel, who is Deaf just like our older daughter. We contacted CHI, who read our application and home study carefully but saw in our family potential for Isabel to flourish in our home. They looked beyond just the number of children in our home and saw a family who uses American Sign Language and speaks Spanish, has experience and knowledge about attachment and has love to give! CHI helped our family adopt Isabel in March of 2018. All 13 of us traveled to Colombia to bring Isabel home. This was a once in a lifetime experience for my children, who got to see their new sister’s homeland and got to bond immediately with Isabel. CHI was amazing throughout travel and supported us beautifully upon our arrival home. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We are forever grateful to CHI for bringing us our daughter.