13 responses to 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted
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    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 10:10)

    That is the best outcome for the kids. Makes me worry much less about them.

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    Robin Wyatt
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 10:24)

    I think this is the best for the children. They have lost so much already, they don’t need to lose there home, and community that they have know all their lives. It is to bad that more families dont’ take in there relatives too. We might just have less children in the “systems”. Is the Uncle and Aunt also Amish? It didnt’ say. I hope they are. It will help alot.

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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 10:30)

    That is wonderful that the children will stay together. They have enough of a load on their shoulders without having to worry about one another. They are making the best out of a very, very sad situation.

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    Christine
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 10:36)

    How wonderful the Aunt and Uncle are willing to sacrifice their home so the children can stay in their own environment. Hoping the Aunt and Uncle have a similar philosophy for the sake of the children. Anyone know where the children have been staying, if the Aunt and Uncle have already moved or will wait until the sale of their home and land? That could take a while – what happens to the children in the interim?

    This is indeed one of the special attributes of the Amish – no matter what, the children will be cared for and the Aunt and Uncle will receive any needed help/
    God bless them all!
    Christine

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    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 10:46)

    I think this is an example of the self-sacrificing theology of the Anabaptists: Doing what is best for the whole rather than what is most comfortable for oneself. Still, it is quite a task for a childless young couple!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Blessing in disguise? (August 8th, 2011 at 11:43)

    Blessing in disguise?

    It’s so good to hear that the orphans will be raised by family, and won’t have to move! It also seems that, despite the horrific circumstances leading to this outcome, the childless Aunt & Uncle have been twelve times blessed with their nieces & nephews to raise. I wish them all well, and hope that the community (Amish & English) continue with their assistance, in the years to come.

    My concern would be that perhaps the Aunt & Uncle might not ask for the help they need, when they need it, being new (quite suddenly) to parenthood. God bless all of them, and the situation the kids and adults find themselves in. I would like to now and then hear an update on this family, as months and years pass. (If I live long enough to read it, a book about their lives, post-accident, would certainly be one I’d want to read…it would most likely inspirational…something this world can use.)

    Alice Mary

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      Carolyn B
      Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 16th, 2012 at 08:12)

      Alice Mary, good idea re: a book.

      In the updated blog re: the final adoption decree, I mentioned that the story should be made into a Hallmark movie but a book is probably the first step toward this. I’d definitely buy a copy of such a book. I wonder if we can persuade Erik to be the book’s author.

      **Hope you eavesdrop on this note, Erik! LOL!!

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 13:25)

    May God richly bless the young couple that is willing to take on such a huge responsibility and make so many personal sacrifices to do it. God is surely smiling on them for their obedience. And what an amazing example for the rest of the world!!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Lisa Cregan
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 13:28)

    It makes me wonder if this was God’s plan all along for this childless couple. I think it is a wonderful outcome for them as well as their neices and nephews. May God bless them all.

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 13:46)

    I had already read somewhere that the Uncle and Aunt were coming to take over the 12 children. It is wonderful that the children will have relatives that will take them and they will not lose their home, friends, etc. They have gone through so much already losing both their parents. It takes a special aunt and uncle to take over the 12 children. I hope all turns out well for all of them. Would like to know how they make out in the future.
    God is with them,
    Marilyn

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    Amish Stories
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 16:07)

    I’m really glad that the children will be staying together as a family, and i have a feeling if it weren’t for their relatives from Ohio this story may have had a slightly different ending. I’m also very sure that all of the Amish and non Amish in that small community will be lending a hand to make sure this family gets a good start in bonding and learning to run such a large family. I think the deceased parents of these children would be happy that at least they will be cared for and loved by family members. Richard www.Amishstorys.com

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on 12 NY Amish orphans to be adopted (August 8th, 2011 at 20:56)

    What a wonderful beginning for this family. The Amish and Mennonite communities are always willing to step in and help family out. One of the things that I admire so much about these people. I am not Amish, but my husband has distant relatives that are. So nice that people still do what we are all expected to do and reach out and help family.

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