In the early 1970s, Corinne and Roger Vogel were saddened by their inability to conceive a child.
They dreamt of having a large family and made the decision to adopt a child.
The couple chose Cindy, a 10-week-old girl abandoned by her biological mother.
Corinne and Roger were aware that the little girl had fragile health, but once all the adoption procedures were completed, they received the devastating verdict from specialists – the girl had a large hole in her heart and would barely see her first birthday.
The social worker supporting the family urged the couple to return the child. However, Corinne and Roger adamantly refused.
This loving couple decided to face this challenge in life and stand by their daughter until the end. Cindy surpassed her first year of life, then the second, the third…
The attention, love, and dedication of her parents, along with medical care and a scheduled surgical intervention, yielded results. The family witnessed a miracle. The girl grew up and thrived.
It was at that moment that the Vogel couple felt an unimaginable desire to help sick children.
They transformed their home in California by adding more rooms and bathrooms. Corinne and Roger began adopting children with health issues.
In their warm home, the couple raised 143 children. God blessed them abundantly. They were able to give life to their 5 biological children.
As for Cindy, the illness receded after undergoing open-heart surgery. Today, she is over 40 years old, has 4 children, and 3 adorable grandchildren.