Facebook conversation leads to adoption for the Simpson family
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Vicky Simpson knows a lot about motherhood. She has two adult children, but something told her she wasn't quite done with parenting.
After talking with a friend on Facebook, she was encouraged to adopt.
"I said I'm too old, and she wrote back no you're not," Simpson said.
Vicky adopted four girls from China. Journey and Kendall came first, and then she later adopted Eden and McKinley.
"They were reaching their teens, an age where they would soon be forced out of China's care. These girls are amazing. They left their homeland and everything, and they came here and they've acclimated very well," Simpson said.
They did however get off to rough start. Language was a problem.
Vicky says in the beginning they used a lot of hand signals, but there was one thing that seemed universal. They understood how much they were loved.
"I was excited to meet my new mom, and to love her," Journey said.
Vicky couldn't wait to do the same with them. She says the girls have taught her a lot, and she hopes she can lead and teach them to one of the greatest lessons of all.
"One of the main things I hope they learn from me, and we want to continue -- that they have been introduced to the Lord Jesus Christ. Something they didn't learn in China. It's important my faith be passed on to them," Simpson said.
Vicky is a nurse. She home schools the girls.
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