The Truax Family
James and Shelly have been married for almost 21 years and have 4 kids (Toria, 18; Emma, 16; Isabel, 15 and Micah, 8). After Micah’s birth in 2003, we figured that our family was complete. However, recently we were introduced to a hosting program for orphans from the Ukraine. We were touched by the very difficult circumstances of Ukrainian orphans and after seeing the pictures of the orphans that would be visiting our area, we were very drawn to a group of three siblings (Albina, 16; Alina, 10 and Maksym, 5). We called and asked if we could host the two sisters (Unfortunately, Maks was too young to travel to the US with the group). Albina and Alina were given the chance to spend 3 ½ weeks in our home and fit into our family beautifully. We feel strongly that they belong with us, and not in an orphanage, so we are working to adopt these beautiful children.
As you can imagine, the cost for an international adoption of three children is quite pricey. Because this opportunity presented itself so suddenly, we don’t have the necessary $68,750 set aside to pay for all adoption and travel fees. We are looking to our family, friends and community to help us assist these children so they can make a better life for themselves.
Thank you for joining us in our Adoption Adventure!
James, Shelly, Toria, Emma, Isabel & Micah Truax (PLUS Albina, Alina & Maksym)