The Rickett Family
"I have always wanted a daughter, always. But god blessed me with the two, most precious boys I’ve ever laid eyes on. When Marina (exchange student from Spain) arrived, I was terrified! Wandering what I had gotten myself into. She probably thought we were crazy, and probably still does. But quickly, she was no longer just an exchange student, she was a member of our family. My boys absolutely adore her, their sister, and she is absolutely fantastic with them. She’s funny, sweet, there is never a dull moment. Had I know how amazing this would have been, I would have done it sooner. Because of ETC I now have a daughter, lifelong friendships with some of the best ladies I have ever met, and a new understanding of blood doesn’t make a family".