Kristen Williams had always wanted to be a mom. But as a single high school teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, she knew she needed to explore options outside marriage.
She decided to adopt, paying $28,000 to adopt a baby girl from Nepal — only to lose all her money when the State Department froze all adoptions from that country, fearing they were fradulent.
Kristen then pivoted, and met a 5-year-old girl named Munni from India who had suffered massive abuse that left her body and face scarred.
Kristen brought Munni home to Ohio in 2013, then adopted another girl, Roopa. Roopa, too, had suffered extreme neglect — abandoned on a garbage pile, her nose and lips had been eaten off by animals and insects. The disfiguration was so extreme that prospective parents refused to adopt Roopa.
Not Kristen, though. She adopted Roopa and gave the girl a wonderful home. Soon, a group of doctors learned of Kristen’s big heart and decided to help. Watch how they helped Kristen’s daughters below, and see how healing physical scars helped emotional ones as well…