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The Power of Adoption and Sisterhood: A Story of Unbreakable Bonds

Two Cedarville University freshman students share a remarkable journey that has only deepened their faith and friendship.

Hannah Woller and Sophia Delp share an extraordinary bond that began as infants—even though they were unaware at that time. Both students were left on the doorstep of an orphanage in China just days after their births. A few years later, in 2005, 18 families from the United States, unbeknownst to one another, adopted daughters from the Hunan province in China. Among them were Hannah and Sophia, who were born within six months of each other and placed into their new parents’ arms on the same day, in the same room.

In this heartwarming narrative, we explore the profound connection between Hannah and Sophia, who consider themselves sisters by heart rather than by blood. Despite growing up in different states, their bond remained unbroken, strengthened by annual reunions organized by their adoptive families, fondly referred to as the “Yueyang family.” These gatherings, marked by shared traditions and heartfelt camaraderie, serve as a testament to the enduring power of love and familial ties.

As Hannah pursues a degree in biology with a premed emphasis, she draws inspiration from her family’s journey of adopting two more girls from China, instilling in her a deep passion for helping others through the medical field. Meanwhile, Sophia chose business management for its adaptability and her innate ability to work collaboratively with others.

Despite the challenges of adoption, Hannah and Sophia find solace and strength in their shared faith and the unwavering support of each other. As they navigate their college years at Cedarville University, their bond continues to thrive, offering comfort and companionship in their daily lives.

Tune in to discover the transformative power of sisterhood, resilience, and the unbreakable ties that bind us together, even across continents and years.

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Mark Weinstein

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