“We Will Love You Forever And Ever And Ever” – A Congo Adoption Story

When Steven and Wellen Bridger began their adoption journey, they were first matched with a pair of twin boys living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were matched for a year. They had been told that the children were in legitimate need of a family, but it came out over time that they were not orphans, that they had a family.

This was an eye-opening experience for the Bridgers, who became focused on supporting an organization called Mwana Villages, an orphanage that worked to not only help orphans but also to prevent children from becoming orphans by working with vulnerable women

They decided, said Wellen, that even if they never adopted, they wanted to “be a part of a ministry that we believed in so much.” But adoption did become a part of their role in that ministry.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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