It’s a Small World After All—

It was amazing for me to hear….

Our daughter, Tania, had just returned from a 2 week camping trip in WI.  She had a great time.  She confided in me that she had met another girl from Russia while there.  I had commented I thought that was pretty cool.  She then told me even more.  As the girls spoke about Russia, they both realized they had been adopted from there…and that they actually were even from the same orphanage in Komsomolsk, Russia!

While I thought this was absolutely amazing…that these girls would learn they were from the same orphanage in Far Eastern Russia, they both just went on with their camping adventure like it was a normal, everyday occurance.

I guess, as the adults who lived through an International Adoption, and one that is from such a faraway country, I found it amazing that these two girls would meet again in a small tent in a Wisconsin campground several years after living in an orphanage together.  (They didn’t know each other well in the orphanage.)  I know how difficult the trip was and how we struggled to get there and home each time.  Kids however, just follow along and do what kids do when traveling.  It’s not stressful for them…so Tania had no idea how unusual it was to meet someone from her orphanage while camping! 

But….I had to sit back in awe…it really is a SMALL world after all….

Deborah Mumm, The Adoption Coach….


3 responses to this post.

  1. That is very Cool!


  2. Posted by D Mumenthaler on Friday, July25, 2008 at 3:35 p07

    It is awesome how God puts us where HE wants us to be. It is wonderful that Tania was able to have a wonderful time and remember again where her roots are. She is soooo blessed to have you and Dennis to support her. Blessings and thanks for sharing that story. I will indeed share it with others.

    D Mumenthaler


  3. Truly Amazing! That’s so funny, Tania not thinking anything about this. Did they speak Russian together?

    C Jacques


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