About us


It began with a small conviction that grew at an early age in both of our hearts from Seattle, Washington all the way to Tehran, Iran.   Sol grew up with Muslim beliefs while surviving the streets of Tehran while Christine grew up with Christian beliefs in a sheltered home in Suburban Seattle.

Who we are...

Sol grew up with bare minimum and had to learn ways to survive, he understood and felt the pain of children across the world who were in the same place.  At the age of 12 when he was surviving on his own, he saw the pictures of children in Ethiopia who were starving and malnourished. It planted a seed of compassion to one day adopt when he had his own family.  In spite of all the pain Sol had to go through, God has given him the ability to understand and emphathize with the less fortunate and orphaned. At the age of 18, Sol met face to face with Jesus and made a decision to follow Him.  It wasn't an easy journey but God lovingly rescued Sol with the plan of allowing him to one day demonstrate His same love to our adopted children.

Christine grew up with parents that demonstrated compassion and generosity in amazing ways. She calls it " Contagious Compassion."   After coming back from India in 1998, her heart was broken for the orphans and the poor. She felt she had to get involved immediately or else she was going to miss out! She knew her calling was to care for the orphans but wasn't sure how or when or it would happen. God took her on a humbling journey in order for her to completely understand what it meant to truly depend on Him and live out His calling.

When Sol and Christine met in 1999, we both shared our hearts for adoption.  It was a commonality that tied our hearts together.  During our beginning years of marriage, we talked about adoption and how one day we'd adopt as many children as God would give us.  It was always a dream somewhere out there that seemed so incredible but not yet accessible. January 17th, 2010, the Lord finally opened the door for us to fill out our application and begin our adoption process. We began our adoption to Ethiopia as that was the only African country open to adoption in our agency. Up until November 2011, we waited for our children in Ethiopia. Thanksgiving week, we came across 4 children from Ghana that were on our agency's waiting children list.  As our hearts fell in love with them, God prompted us to move forward. We are AMAZED and HUMBLED  that He would call us to such a huge task of caring for 4 children.

Our hope...
                    is that this blog will be a testimony of Jesus' footprints.  There have been moments where He has had to carry us through and moments where we have walked hand in hand with Him. We also know that we couldn't do this without the support of our community of friends and family. Thank you for joining us on this life-giving journey!

34 comments:

  1. We have seen been reading about your trials in Ghana and are continuously praying from Montana that you'd quickly and safely be reunited with your entire family and that God's hand of mercy and grace would be on your children, protecting them and blessing them even in your absence. He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.
    We will continue to pray until we hear you're home again.
    Sincerely,
    Zach and Keli
    Bozeman, MT

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  2. I've heard from two different Christians during the past hour of the trials you're experiencing in Ghana. We're all praying for you and your children. God loves a challenge—He will protect and keep you safe. You're not alone in this fight!

    Laura
    Panama City Beach, FL

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  3. JUST heard about your story from a cousin, and I'm SO EXCITED to follow your journey! LOVE your heart for these children, and can't WAIT to see how God is going to BLESS you all through this!!! BLESSINGS!

    ~Nan VanderGiessen VanKlaveren
    Lynnwood, WA

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  4. A prayer for you guys, from Romania! I am so very sorry for the terrible things that happen to you. I hope everything solve out quickly and return safely home with all your children! Blessings.

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  5. Although we do not know you, we want you to know that you and your family has been in our prayers! As a parent and an adoptive parent, I can not even imagine what you are going through from the excitement to getting your four chosen children to loosing all your children due to a misunderstanding. I do know that our God is in control and will give you the peace and grace through this very difficult time. Our prayers are that you will be reunited with all your children very soon and that you all remain safe.
    God Bless!
    Debby Pence
    Newton, Iowa

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  6. Just heard that you'd been freed! Praying you're all okay and safe and can get the rest of your paperwork done very quickly! I can only imagine what you've been going through the past 24 hrs. Having adopted both domestically and internationally, I know the stresses without all you're going through too!
    Will keep praying!
    Lori Toupal

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  7. We have been praying for your precious family all day and now we are praising God that you have been released!

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  8. We've heard of your situation through friends on facebook. Praying for your family from Beijing, China. May His strength empower you each moment!

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  9. Praying for you and your family.

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  10. Thank you for being such an amazing testament of God at work! Praying for you from Charlotte, North Carolina!

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  11. Just heard from a friend in Taiwan what you guys are walking though this weekend in Africa. Praying from California!

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  12. I am praying for your family and that you will all be together forever very soon. Love from Minnesota.

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  13. My prayers are with you and your family!!! Peace for all of you!!! Praying from Illinois!!!

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  14. Praying for your family from Australia ... I look forward to reading about your journey home as a family of 8.

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  15. Praying for you from Russia on our first trip to adopt a girl. Cannot believe this has happened- but I know that God held you and your children in your time of need. We all wonder-- how can this happen??? I pray that your suffering will help other families to adopt from Ghana and highlight the many children there who need loving parents. May God Bless and your and all of your sweet precious children.

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  16. Praying for all 8 of you from California! May God's grace and peace be with you abundantly during this time.

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  17. I don't know much about what happened to you, but reading your blog about how much God is in your life and the journey you took to adopt 4 children, I know He will see you through whatever trial you are going through. I pray for you and your family for a safe journey home. I will continue to read your blog because I am so inspired it.

    Many blessings to you and your entire family.

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  18. Prayers coming from Atlanta, Ga. I can't begin to understand what you are going through. I pray for all the paperwork and the adoption to be finalized so that you all can come home. What an incredible testimony you have and an amazing opportunity to share with the world. I am excited to see the family pic of 8

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  19. Wow. Don't even know you, but excited to see all the loving posts from around the world. What an awesome ministry and testimony you all have. Your hearts are full of compassion for the orphans and poor, and you are taking action in submission to the Lord. Though you've had a difficult journey to bring these kids home, I am certain God will bless his faithful and humble servants. I can only wish to be so bold. But thanks for the inspiration . . . I will walk on, inspired and motivated with your story.

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  20. May God protect you and and your children, and may he be glorified.

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  21. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers. I am also the adoptive mom of a sibling group of 4. I pray you make it home safely with all 6 of your children very soon.
    From Ohio

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  22. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for your safe return to the US with ALL of your 6 children!
    From New York

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  23. I saw a Facebook post today about your family. My husband and I have two boys, and we are currently adopting. My heart is broken for you all as you suffer this terrible circumstance. How wonderful to know that God is bigger than our enemy. My family is praying for God's hand to be upon you. Your family belongs to God, so Satan has no power over you. I am praying for Satan to be quickly defeated and that you will see God's comfort and provision for your entire family of 8. God is with you, and He sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6).

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  24. Found your story through a friends Facebook post. Our church family prayed for your family during last nights meeting. We are continuing to pray for you and the peace of God to rest on you.

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  25. Praying for you and your family for safety, protection, and you being able to come home soon with all your precious children.

    Judy in Va. who is an adoptive mom to 9 children from Asia

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  26. Praying for you and all the kiddos...for God's protection and intervention and that in the midst of all this, you'll sense Him surrounding you close.

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  27. Praying for you in Texas! Anxiously awaiting good news!

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  28. I had a friend on Facebook post your prayer need. Praising the Lord that you both were released. Praying God will be your children comfort from the traumatizing experience. Praying the court will let you get custody of your adoptive Children. Praying for your Peace and protection.

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  29. Hi, this is William Idoniboye from Washington DC by way of Nigeria... just read the story on CNN and it prompted me to make a small donation... it's amazing, I have two children myself, and the courage and determination you have shown to add on 4 more from a distant land is truly inspiring, keep up the good work! And in your turmoil and struggles to make this happen, stay blessed and protected by the shining light of the Lord, amen!

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  30. Sol and Christine, every ardent follower of the Lord goes through turmoil in effort of doing it best, because we operate in the midst of unbelievers. God wanted to strengthen and increase the love that you developed for these unfortunate children. The amount of praises and word of God that u have shared in this experience is what God called for in allowing what had happened. You shared good news a multitude and have done ur bit to evangelize. He is in the boat, so the storm cannot overcome you. I am a Ghanaian and have keenly followed the News. Stay blessed, I know how it is to operate well in Africa. Janet Shirley

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  31. Just heard your story on television news. You and your family and the children you want to adopt are all in my prayers. God is with you.

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  32. Dear Moghadam family, I am so relieved that you are well and once again reunited. I admire your courage and wish you the best on this journey you've all taken on. Your children, biological and adopted, are very fortunate to have you as their loving parents.
    Nikoo Asadi - Montreal, Canada

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  33. We are actually adopting from Ghana in about a month and would love it if I could ask you a few questions. We are not actually going through an agency because I know people in Ghana who are helping us. This makes me nervous because I want to make sure we are doing everything right. My email is calli.joy2@gmail.com if you would like to send me an email, I would love to be able to ask you some questions about Visas and things like that.
    PS I am so sorry for what happened to you and your family. I can't even imagine how hard that must have been to go through everything you did to get your children then have that happen.

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