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Family struggles to finalize overseas adoption

Submitted by on 1, April 24, 2009 – 5:50 amNo Comment

picture049This week I chatted with Philip Kaake, who with his wife, Tricia Parrish, and son, Emmett, have been trying to finalize their adoption of a little girl named Tsering Dolker Gurung, who lived with the family for six months and attended the third grade at Otis Elementary School. But when Kaake and Parrish returned to Nepal to try to finalize Dolker’s adoption, they were forced to leaver her behind.

The family has been trying for months to bring Dolker home (that’s her in the pink shirt, to your left), and the community has rallied around them. Some of Dolker’s friends and classmates orchestrated a coin drive, ran a lemonade stand and donated chore money, and even Otis’s principal wrote a check to help out.

I could say more, but Lucinda Ryan has already written a nice piece in the Alameda Journal. The family’s got a website detailing their story, too (and it’s got a PayPal button if you’re interested in helping out).

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