Georgetown couple hopes to beat the clock, reunite adopted sisters
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- Weeks ago Lisa Lumpkins was scrolling through Facebook, looking at photos of children from an adoption agency she had worked with in the past. She noticed an eerie similarity between a photo and her adopted daughter of three and a half years, Aubrey.
“Well, I saw the picture and I just had a gut feeling,” says Lumpkins, thinking back on that moment. “They just looked too much alike and then when I started inquiring about her, their personalities were the same, just everything.”
After DNA tests, Lumpkins says it was confirmed. Her daughter Aubrey, whom she adopted from China had a sister at the same orphanage. Both live with cerebral palsy.
“I wish we would’ve known,” says Lumpkins.
Her and husband, Gene’s obvious response was they would’ve adopted Aubrey’s sister, Avery without hesitation. So the family went to work, hoping to adopt Avery.
“It’s been crazy, stressful, exciting, scary. Very stressful,” says Lumpkins of the process.
Now the family is working with a congressman, hoping to expedite the process and legally adopt Avery, 13 from China before she turns 14. They say after she turns 14, they wouldn’t be able to adopt her per Chinese policy.
Meanwhile, Aubrey’s brothers and sisters in Georgetown help her get through life while anticipating another sibling.
You can help the Lumpkins Family in their mission to adopt Avery by donating online: https://www.gofundme.com/bigdreamslumpkins.