We dedicate this video, our adoption video, to all of the children in Russia who will remain orphans as of today. To all of the children who begged us to take them home with us, to the children who cried in our arms and called us ‘mama’ and ‘papa.’ To the babies and big kids who rock and rock their own little bodies to sleep for comfort, who are skin and bones. I so wish we could have given you a family, I so wish there was a family for you, and I so wish that your country could have given you a chance to know how special you are, how wonderfully you were created. And to sweet Kate, I know you’re a big girl now, and that it feels like you’re all alone, but I hope you know more than one family told me they wanted to adopt you, and I so hoped it was going to happen for you–I hope one day you know. This video is for you.