Adoption Good News | When adoption’s done right

 

My How Adoption has Blessed Your Life series shares good news happening in the adoption world from all sides of the adoption triad …or just offers a paragraph or two on how the love of adoption is blessing lives. If you’d like to participate, just send me an email. Submission guidelines here. Enjoy!

 

Today’s Adoption Good News comes from Alice, an adoptive mother. This is her cute family…

Adoption Good News  The R House

 

My name is Alice Anne. My husband Xavier and I adopted our son Kal-El in 2011 and we’re on the path to adopting again! I can’t even begin to describe how EXCITED I get about adoption and how often I talk about it. When adoption is done right (ethically, for the right reasons, and with the child in mind), it can be so beautiful – an answer to prayers on the side of the birth family AND on the side of the adoptive family. Open adoption can make the experience even more beautiful – the coming together of two families over the love of a child.

 

Adoption is beautiful and terrifying and emotional and bitter and sweet all at once. I’m nervous – but oh so excited – to be a part of another adoption someday soon. I am so grateful that my family is being built this way.

 

I am forever grateful for Kal’s birth mother, who was courageous enough to make the decision that was right for her and right for her son. She was determined to do the right thing. We stood in awe as she signed those papers in the hospital, amazed at her strength while she was still recovering from an emergency c-section and grieving the child she was losing. My husband is not one to cry, but he came *this close.* The love he has for her is something he cannot even express in words to this day.

 

She made him a father. She made me a mother, and for that reason I will always cherish her like a sister. I’m glad she’s a part of our lives and that we can visit her and talk to her like family (because she is). I’m having a hard time imagining that we could be blessed the same way twice – it was so amazing the first time around. But I can’t wait!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Alice Anne says

    Yay! I needed to hear my own words today, ha ha. I’ve been in a bit of an adoption funk lately after a failed adoption and then uncertainty in another match. Thanks so much for posting this and reminding me of the good! :)

  2. misty says

    His name is Kal-El, as in, Superman’s original name?!? That’s awesome. (I might be mistaken but, I’m a nerd so….)
    :)
    This was beautifully written by the way. I feel the same way about my childrens’ birth parents.