The Darling family, a 2008 ABBA Fund family, were recently featured in a local newspaper –
The decision to adopt for Justin Darling and his family
was based not on the parents’ inability to produce biological children,
because they already have three of their own. It was a decision made
because of its ministry and the pull to follow their heart.
Justin said he was the first to start thinking and talking about
international adoption with wife Melissa. She was hesitant to begin
because of the approximate $20,000 price tag attached to the process.
However, she soon became a convert of the idea and in April 2007 the
couple, along with children Hannah, Elijah and Israel, began the