There and back again: A Colombian Tale.
Our story begins in Medellin, Colombia where I, (Carolina) was born as the youngest of 3. My mom and dad felt like America was the land of opportunity for a better future. With the prompting of some other relatives who had already made the move, we decided to do the same. It has been hard at times but also a huge blessing! I became a follower of Christ in my teenage years and decided to attend a Bible college for further education in my desire to become a teacher. It was there that I met the second love of my life, Dan Shields. Jesus was the first:) We dated for a few years with both our hearts willing to go anywhere God asked of us and to do anything that God wanted. This would include supporting others in their adoption and eventually now becoming an adoptive family ourselves.
Dan and I got married over 19 years ago. We have two boys (Josiah age 14 and Alex age 11) that are also excited about this journey. We knew even after having our two boys that God has always had on our hearts a desire to adopt. For Dan, it took a couple mission trips to places like Mexico and Romania for him to really see and experience what God was wanting to do in and through us. Colombia specifically got put on our hearts when I had the opportunity to return for the first since I was 3 years old to go on a mission trip with Dan. We both came away from that experience really sensing that the location to adopt would be Colombia. Thus our title: There and back again: A Colombian Tale. The journey is just the beginning for us, which is where you come in.