HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Evan (Van) and Nina Ottey celebrated Mother's Day in a special way.
More than 50 people were invited to help them celebrate the one-year anniversary of their three daughters' adoptions.Â
In May 2007, the Otteys became the parents of three children from Colombia, South America -- Karen, 12, Alejandra, 11, and Laura, 9, and brought them home to Hedgesville.Â
The sisters were living in foster care in Zipaquira, a town near Bogata, Van Ottey said.Â Â Â Â
The Otteys worked with Children's Hope International in Oregon, Van Ottey said.
After completing a lot of paperwork, they met their children in Zipaquira and lived together in an apartment.Â Â
The Otteys knew enough Spanish to get by, Nina Ottey said.Â
After more paperwork, Van Ottey brought the children home, he said.Â
"We enjoy having kids around and we wanted to provide a good home," Van Ottey said.Â Â
"God orchestrated it," said Nina Ottey.Â