welcomes you to his WWW site.
My wife, Nancy and I , Dale
seem to keep our home here in Seattle,
Washington full whether it is our own children or our exchange daughters
This is the current family picture.
A good church friend, Christine Sargent, introduced us to YFU when we met
her exchange students many years ago. Thinking our lives were already "
too busy ", we never accepted her suggestions to have an exchange student.
When the call came from Chris that Karina needed a home in January 1989, we had
an empty bedroom available, ready for Ricky (but no Ricky!) Our family did not
think twice about accepting this young woman into our home 2 days later and our
adventure with YFU and teenagers from around the world began.
An extra teenager in the house was not so much more work! With Chris as our Area Rep., the journey has been delightful for Dale and me. We have really become "addicted" to teens! We have had the amazing privilege of meeting the parents of all but Sarah, Humberto and Ayumi.
Each of our exchange daughters and sons has met another of the exchange kids; Karina met Ulrike when she returned to visit with her Dad, Sanna met Humberto and Ulrike when she returned to Seattle on 2 occasions, Ulrike and her family met Tanya as she was arriving from Russia and their plane was leaving for Germany, and of course Ayumi and Tia, and Sarah and Ivan have lived together.
Ulrike also met Ivan and Sarah when she returned to Seattle for 2 months to work with the Greenway Project. Mila met Ulrike in Brasil when Ulrike was there on vacation. Likewise, Mila has had the opportunity to meet Ulrike's parents when she joined us for a vacation in Germany. Marlene went home via a trip with us to Europe. She was able to meet Mette and Ulrike. Annelies and Sanna met the summer of 1999 when Sanna, her mother and her brother paid us a visit. Valentina met Tanya in the summer of 2007 when Tanya, her son Gene, & her mother paid us a visit.
Over time, and after 24 sons/daughters, the combinations are endless. So many of our kids have returned home for a short stay. Thus I cannot list all the meetings. It is wonderfull that they are able to meet their other sisters or brothers.
One of our traditions is to take a family picture each year. Most were taken just before Christmas. Each
picure is proudly displayed in the hall of our home. The Family Slideshow can be found here
Listed below is more information on our wonderful kids. Just "click" on their name to go over to their page. We would do it again only this time sooner!
Sarah Coop - July, 1995 to Jan, 1996
Phyllis Noester - Jan, 2012 - Feb, 2012
Mohammad (Mustu)Islam - Aug, 2007 - June, 2008
Annelies Traen - Aug, 1998 to July, 1999
Karina Cabral - Jan, 1989 to June, 1989
Mila D'Almeida - Aug, 1992 to July, 1993
Valentina Núñez - Aug, 2006 to July, 2007
Mette Lundberg - Aug, 1996 to July, 1997
Sanna - Aug, 1989 to July, 1990
Tia Lapinjoki - Aug, 1994 to July, 1995
Ulrike Schmid - Aug, 1991 to July, 1992
Isabelle von Bremen - Aug, 1999 to July, 2000
Amrei Schillinger - Jan 2001 to July, 2001
Rosemond Salia - Aug, 2003 to June, 2004
Ayumi Morashita - Jan, 1995 to June, 1995
Tanya Rodionova - Aug, 1993 to July, 1994
Ivan Bosela - Aug, 1995 to July, 1996
Malin Ericson - Sept, 2004 to June, 2005
Marlene Bloechliger - Aug, 1997 to July, 1998
Aline Fassbind - Aug, 2010 to July, 2011
Eve Jaikhan – Aug, 2000 to July 2001
Natcharee (Music) Homchan – Aug, 2005 to June, 2006
Kirsten Eyssink - Aug, 2002 to July, 2003
Humberto Colmenares - Aug, 1990 to July, 1991
YFU has a nice WWW page explaining their program.
|Since April 24, 2000, you are visitor
In Seattle the weather looks like:
If you have a moment, we would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting "ADAD's Place"