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Deborah Benner

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Review for Frontier Horizon Inc, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

it all started 2 1/2 years ago when during a bible study, God spoke to my heart about adoption after 10 years of infertility, miscarraiges, and failed IVF. I was 52 years old and over the "kid" thing, happy with my life and ecstatic about my book coming out. I had travel arrangements for the year booked for signings etc. But... God! I received a call about hosting a young boy fromUkraine, they were searching for a forever family for him. I did the unthinkable... I asked for a photo. That was the end of a long journey from no kids to 5 children adopted and in our home in 12 months!! They range from ages 2-11 at the time of the adoptions, 7 trrips to Ukraine, new "extended family" created through Dima, our facilitator who I will call "Hans" in book 2, but don't tell anyone, he's like my brother for sure, and Maggie, my "twin" sister, and all the others that work with them in Ukraine... directors, translators, even the SDA!!! You can't imaging how our lives have changed and I must say, HOSTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO FOR ADOPTION!!! Once the children are in your home for a tried 3 week to 2 month stay over Christmas or the summer, the love story begins, and God makes a way into YOUR heart and the hearts of these hurting lost children who so desperately need family. Yes love, but FAMILY which means- love, structure, boundaries, an international community support (frontier provides) and..... TIME!!!!! But what else do we have to do with our lives? When it's all said and done, what i want to hear when I meet Jesus is.... "Well done good and faithful servant" versus... "How many books did you sell?" !!!

The adventure of a lifetime awaits you my friends... and I mean lifetime! As my own NYC Italian parents of 7 children always say, "From the womb to the tomb" but i'll edit my line to read, "from the orphanage to the tomb" ! God bless those who make the decision to step up in any form, donations, adoption, hosting, and advocating for the hopeless and helpless children of the Ukraine through Frontier Horizon. You will NOT be disappointed.

Blessings,

Deborah A. Benner
Mt. Joy, PA

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served