We first introduced you to Tom and Whitney Blaszak and their adoption story in our last Northstar Magazine (catch up on their story at the link). On Saturday, July 9, Tom brought Hope home to Blacksburg from Ethiopia, completing a four-year adoption saga.
We are grateful to Bethany Teague of WSLS for featuring the Blaszaks in a story that aired last night on WSLS entitled The Long Journey Home. Here’s an excerpt from the story, and we encourage you to watch the video below.
It was a long way home for one Montgomery County family, as they fought for four years to bring back their adopted daughter from Ethiopia.
Tom and Whitney Blaszak went to Ethiopia for the first time more than four years ago on a mission trip.
They said adoption was the last thing on their minds, as they were just in the process of starting their own biological family.
However, all of that suddenly changed, when a six-year-old girl named Tigest walked in, climbed in their laps and stole their hearts.