FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) – November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of the urgent need of adoptive families for children in foster care.
Last July, little Sophia came into the life of David and Tex Mordkofsky.
David Mordfkofsky said: “She was the most amazing thing that ever happened to me and to us.
Her family adopted her and brought her to Frederick from the Philippines and it all started after Tex received a text message with a picture from a family member.
“The message said ‘we have a baby girl who needs housing, are you interested?’ So when I saw it, I was like my god,” said Tex Mordfkofsky.
But it took three years and a lot of money and work to get her here. But they persisted and got help from the Catholic Charities of Baltimore and their congressmen.
When she finally arrived in the US, it was the first summer of the pandemic.
“We came to the Philippines during the peak of the pandemic when things were still unclear, which is a scary thing,” David said.
Luckily, they made it back safely and now Sophia has a loving home to grow up in. She is currently studying, playing, can speak English and is spending a lot of time with her new mom and dad – for which they are both very grateful. .
“All the work and the costs and everything, oh well, it was worth it,” says Tex.
For those interested in the adoption services provided by the Catholic Charities of Baltimore, click here.