Three Smiles Over Spring Snow

Zhong-Lin peered up at the spring sun and down at the snow on the ground. Perplexed, he looked to mom for the answer — why with all that sun, was it still so cold?

Brothers and sister

Brothers and sister in the snow

Certainly, for mom, breaking down the reason for her 6-year-old would take a little bit … and would still be a lot for him to digest. But there in the Alaska sun and snow, his curiosity gave way to the magic of sleds, snow angels, and the laughter of his brother and sister, all of them finally together.

It was just last June that Thomas and Michelle were in Taiwan, completing their adoption process and bringing home brothers Zhong-Lin (age 6) and Zhong-Han (4) and their sister Mei-Yun (5). These three siblings lived the first years of their childhoods in Taiwanese orphanages and care facilities, the elder two growing up apart from their youngest sibling. WACAP is committed to keeping siblings together whenever possible, and through adoption, Michelle and Thomas helped these brothers and sister find each other and join their family together.   

Welcomed home by their parents and also by their older brother Samuel (12) and sister Emma (16), this trio has been getting used to a new routine, learning English and most certainly, enjoying family.  

(Not to mention running, jumping and even flying kites in the bright spring snow.)

the family together

A day with the whole 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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