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Rahall helped with couple's adoption
It seems like every day on the news we encounter images of politicians fighting with each other and getting nothing done.
This is why my wife and I feel it is important to share our recent experiences with you. I grew up in Logan County but now reside in Florida. About two years ago, we decided to adopt a set of twins from Haiti. We were prepared for a long, emotional struggle and had been told it can sometimes take three to five years to complete an international adoption. We were also told that the process has the potential of moving a little more efficiently if you can get a member of Congress to advocate on your behalf.
About eight months into the process, we starting hitting some major roadblocks. It was at this time we reached out to Congressman Nick Rahall and his Logan field office representative Robby Queen. Although we had never met either of these men, from our first conversation they threw their arms around our case and began to work tirelessly on our behalf. Countless letters of inquiry were made by Congressman Rahall's office. We received regular updates and even unsolicited follow-up letters and phone calls by Mr. Rahall personally.
Our adoption was an incredibly painful struggle. However, the one bright spot through it all was Congressman Rahall's office. We were nothing short of astonished at the care and concern they showed us. They had a genuine desire to see our little family become a reality.
On Feb. 22, we were able to bring John and Cora home. It took just over two years. But we are confident that this would never have been possible without the tireless efforts of the Congressman and his office staff. Thank you, Congressman Rahall and Mr. Queen!
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