Ballet Slippers and Summer With Family

Vera, a snowflake in the ballet of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"

Vera dancing to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” as a snowflake

Today, Vera’s on her toes; that is, she’s taking ballet and folk dancing classes (and though no ballroom dancing yet, she’s just having a ball).  

Five years ago, she was living in a baby home in Russia with dozens of other children, waiting for her family. Since the early nineties, WACAP has helped hundreds of children living in Russian institutions find the love of a family and, in 2008, WACAP helped David and Tami Jones bring their daughter home.

This active preschooler will soon begin kindergarten, but right now, Vera’s enjoying summertime with her parents and her friends in school and at church. (She’s excited that one of her ballet friends will also be one of her schoolmates in the fall!)

Sharing more about their “darling Gwynivere,” Tami and David write,

Vera with her Mom and Dad

“Vera loves living in our Washington town, and she adores our day trips to the mountains so she can play in the snow (snowballs, sledding and snow angels). It’s really great that we have friends who adopted five children from Russia — two from the exact birth city as Vera. We saw them often at church …  and Vera saw four of the five children at her school this past year. (Many play dates!)”

From dance studio to classroom to mountain top, we also wish you a happy summer, Vera, filled with the joy of family. 


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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1 Response to Ballet Slippers and Summer With Family

  1. Tracy says:

    What a beautiful family. We two adopted thru Wacap in the russian program in 2004. Seems like time has went so fast our daughter and son are now 10! They were two when adopted thru family finders. Our daughter Galya loves music, art, and anything where she can keep moving about while our son Artem enjoys legos and constructing anything he can. Both so different, and both the light in our lives. Wacap has a wonderful Russia program and they hold your hands the entire way.

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