Samuel's Story

told in Samuel's own words...

"I was born in China. I lived with my birthparents for 6 months and they must have thought I was sick. They left me out in public and someone must have found me and put me in the orphanage. I was at the Chinese orphanage for 4 years. We didn't have much room there, we watched a lot of TV and there were not enough beds for everyone so I had to share a bed with stinky feet in my face."

"Soon a family from the United States came to adopt me. I came to Michigan and soon had 3 sisters. I stayed with them for about 4 years and they took good care of me. I had my own cozy bed, got fed good meals everyday and gained lots of knowledge at my school. Then one day I came to my room and previous parents said I was going to live with a new family. I felt sad and cried, but soon I started to pack up to get ready to go. That night I thought about how much fun this new family might be!"


"I got to go to school one last time and say good-bye to all my friends and teachers. The very next morning I was ready to leave. I woke up early and waited and then an RV pulled up in the driveway. I was shy at first but then five heads poked out the windows waving and smiling. We loaded up in the RV and headed to Florida."


"I like living in Florida but we sure do need some snow here. My new brothers and sisters are very fun to play with. I enjoy writing to my old friends and school in Michigan. I hope to be a missionary when I grow up and return to China to evangelize to the people there."


 Posted by Samuel (with Mommy's help)
Soli Deo gloria - Glory to God alone

Here are the links to the three-part saga of how Sam became a part of our family:

10/22/2015 - Sam is featured on a France2 TV news segment: Our Family in the News


  1. This broke my heart. What a precious little boy. So glad to know he is with his forever family now!

    1. We tell him often that him being here isn't dependent on how good or bad he is. He cannot be good enough for us to love him more or bad enough for us to love him less! We love him based on God's committed love toward us!

  2. I know Samuel is so thankful to be a part of your family! Thank you for sharing your family's story with everyone and encouraging me this morning!

    1. You are so welcome! I don't think we could be more thankful that he is ours!