This past year, they adopted two young children, a brother and sister, from Siberia: Dmitry, 5, and Yana, 7. Birthdays weren't celebrated in the Russian orphanages... the two children never had theirs celebrated.
That changed as new members of the Williams family.
Joel and Deanna graciously opened their lives to us once again the other week, letting us document Dmitry's fifth birthday party.
Joel and Deanna Williams celebrated the 5th birthday of their adopted son, Dmitry (Dma), shown giving Deanna a kiss during the party at their home in Greenville, Wis., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. It was the first time in Dmitry's life that his birthday was celebrated.