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Kelly and Robert Hickey smile with friends and family as they introduce their daughter, Sofija, who they adopted from Serbia, at a party the couple put together to thank everyone who supported them through their journey. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
Kelly Hickey smiles as she interacts with her adopted daughter, Sofija, at the party on Nov. 23. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
Sofija Hickey sticks her tongue out at her dad, Robert, as the two played and made funny faces at each other.
Sean Hastings, Editor
2:57 pm CST December 2, 2019

Kelly and Robert Hickey committed to adopting their daughter over one year ago. And that one year followed unimaginable heartbreak of losing what was to be their adopted son, Desmond, just a few months before. 

The couple was originally supposed to travel to Serbia in June to pick up their daughter and bring her home. But a government issue delayed that.