Katie and Todd Wilson of Oak Park have seven kids, three biological children and four adopted from Ethiopia. They have not ruled out adding to their family.DAVID PIERINI/Staff Photographer

Thank you for your story about the Wilson family [Meet the Wilsons, News, June 12]. I am an adopted parent for 25 years. My wife and I adopted two of her nieces and raised them as our daughters. Adoption is hard. We gave up a lot of our dreams to be their parents. But the joy I have seeing my girls grow up to be the young women they are today, I would not trade. People and family thought I was crazy, but love conquers all fears. The Wilsons are loving and wonderful people. I am proud to call them friends and Todd my pastor.

Jim Craig
River Forest

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