“A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom.” Until We All Come Home is all of that and more.
It’s an extremely powerful story of courage and love of a mom for a little boy that she knew was her son.
When Kim entered the Ukraine to adopt her son, she had no idea the obstacles and struggles that laid ahead of her for the next year.
She faced not only a language barrier, but also corrupt government officials, arrest, physical assault, insults, and so much more.
All because she knew in her heart that one little boy belonged in her family.
Abandoned by the adoption agency who her family had paid to help them and mislead by the person who was supposed to be her family’s advocate, she found herself alone in a harsh country fighting to bring her son home.
Kim clung to the faith that this orphan boy was truly hers, in every sense, including legally, and she fought with all of her might for him.
I have the privilege of being selected to be on Kim de Blecourt’s launch team for her newly released book, Until We All Come Home.
When I began reading the book, I was curious to read the adoption story even though I had no idea about the story itself. The story reads like an action-packed thriller, yet it’s very much real.
I found it to be very eye-opening. I myself have spent some time in a foreign country, I shared a little bit about that experience when I shared about being wrecked. My experience was nothing at all like what Kim went through, spending a year in the Ukraine fighting for her son.
An excerpt from the book:
“I forced myself to keep my gaze lowered until the officer directed his question to me.
‘What is your name?’ he asked harshly, switching to Russian.
I prayed I’d remember every word of Russian I’d worked so hard to learn since I had been in this country.
‘My name is Kimberly de Blecourt. I understand there may be a problem with my passport.’
A look of disgust flashed through the officer’s eyes. Then he laughed a hollow, wretched laugh.
‘You have been misinformed, Mrs. de Blecourt. There is no problem.’ He sneered. ‘You are under arrest.’”
To Your Success,