Hiawatha Family’s Prayers Are Answered
It's been a long month for one Hiawatha family. We told you a few weeks ago about a family right here in Iowa that was in the midst of adopting a Ukrainian boy when Russia invaded.
The parents lost contact with their future son and prepared for the worst.
The Breckenridges have a rapidly growing family in Hiawatha. Last year, Jenna and Scott Breckenridge adopted three Ukrainian boys and were in the midst of going through the process to bring home another young man when the chaos in Ukraine unfolded.
15-year-old Artem was in an orphanage in Berdyansk when the conflict broke out. Jenna got word from the adoption agency that Artem was in a bomb shelter in the city. The worried mother lost contact with him the very next day.
The family was expecting the worst...
On March 18th, the family's fears were put to rest and their prayers were answered.
Jenna made a Facebook post nearly two weeks after she lost contact with Artem, expressing her gratitude that he was alive and safe. The mother explained that the orphanage was evacuated and he is currently in Italy.
Safe and sound...
"Artem is out of Ukraine!
Thank you, Jesus! ♥️"
In a follow-up post, Jenna shared text message interactions between herself and Artem. From the looks of the texts, it sounds like everyone is just counting down the days until they can be together.
"Hello! I'm alive! I love you so much and you have no idea how much I miss you!"
There is no word on when the teen will be able to travel to Iowa to finally live with his family, according to KWWL.