Hazel Olechka: 2 Years Home

Last weekend we celebrated Hazel’s Gotcha Day. It’s a big deal around here, probably more significant than her birthday, because it’s such a joyous occasion to celebrate!

Although we celebrate her birth, it can be filled with sadness knowing that it was the day she was abandoned and sent to an orphanage where there wasn’t much hope for her. Whereas, in stark contrast, her adoption into our family was the day her life truly began!



She has now been part of our family longer than she was an orphan. She’s come leaps and bounds in the past 2 years and has blessed our family and countless others. I’ll scream it from the mountaintop until I die, adoption is 1,000 times worth it. SHE is worth it. There are millions of other orphans who are WORTH IT!

I hope to do a more extensive update on Hazel soon. God continues to amaze us as only HIS sovereign hand has orchestrated amazing events to unfold in Hazel’s life. I can say this, she has blown us away in her abilities. NO DIS-ability here folks.

To God be the Glory, great things he hath done!!


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Hazel with her namesake and great-grandmother





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2 Responses to Hazel Olechka: 2 Years Home

  1. David I says:

    It is amazing to see how far she has come! I remember reading your Gotcha Day post the first time with no idea we would be following in your footsteps a short time later. God bless your for testimony of God’s adoption of us in Christ as modeled in Hazel’s beautiful adoption.

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