Caitlin Flynn
November 11, 2016 2:31 pm
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The past week has been incredibly painful for millions of Americans, and it’s admittedly made some of us  (*raises my hand*) question if there’s enough good in the world. Spoiler alert — there is, and a teen girl’s photos of her newly adopted siblings are exactly what so many of us need to see right now.

The Scudders originally planned on adopting little Veronica, but they learned she has a baby brother who also needs a home. “I had always wished we had been able to have a son, too,” Autumn told BuzzFeed. “So when we found out Veronica and her new brother needed a home, there was no hesitation in our emphatic yes.”

The Scudder’s community rallied around them in support by sending donations and gifts, and even organizing a baby shower/welcome home party for the family.

Kylie’s Twitter post struck a chord with countless people and it quickly went viral.

Autumn Scudder says she’s grateful the moment was captured on a day that was painful for so many people — and she hopes her family’s story will encourage others to considering adopting, fostering, and helping children in need.

The results of Tuesday’s election left many of us feeling helpless — but the Scudder family has shown us that we’re not. We may be devastated by the current state of our country, but this is not the time to throw in the towel and say, “I give up because hatred always prevails.” Hatred doesn’t always prevail — and now, it’s more important than ever for us to do everything in our power to help those in need.

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