Bridge Collapse Widow Adopts Haitian Twins

A woman whose husband was killed during the 2007 freeway bridge collapse in Minneapolis is realizing her dream of starting a family with the arrival of adopted twins from Haiti.

Betsy Sathers welcomed 2-year-old Ross and Alyse to her suburban Minneapolis home just days after the earthquake in Haiti. The 33-year-old new mom says she doesn't feel like she rescued them, but rather that they saved her.

Sathers still wanted to be a mother after the death of her husband, Scott. They had been married 10 months and were planning to start a family. He was among 13 people killed when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River.

Sathers says that after much prayer, she began the paperwork and was matched with the twins last summer.


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  • by Candy Location: Washington on Feb 9, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    Thank you James!
  • by James Location: NC on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    It is not that hard or expensive to adopt in this country. Many are foster parents first that decide to adopt the kids. The state helps with the process. So quit say it is hard and expensive when these people spend thousands leaving this country to go to another country and adopt! Start putting Americans first!
  • by Candy Location: Washington on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    To: xxx I know a couple that adopted a 2 week old baby. No extra expense and the final paperwork was done in one year. It seems worth it to me.
  • by xxx Location: xxx on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:06 PM
    do you know that to adopted a child here in the states is a long hard process and very very expensive. The States make it very hard to help our own people.
  • by Ron on Feb 9, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    To Cindy... I agree with you. Everyone has forgotten about AMERICAN children and people. We have sooo many people being layed off from work, soo many children who need parents, and noone to help them. You will never see HOLLYWOOD help the poor or needy here in America. I feel for these people, but charity begins at home.
  • by Candy Location: Washington on Feb 9, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    So what about the children in the states? You think they don't want to be adopted?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2010 at 03:33 AM
    Thats wonderful. I hope she has many around her to love and support her with these children. Sounds like they have a bit in commen.
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