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 individuals and families. If you’d like to participate, just send me an email. Enjoy!
Today’s Adoption Good News comes from a woman who was adopted from foster care when she was a baby and who is now a foster mama. Meet Delilah! Her family dynamic is so unique–I just love her story. Her story kind of reminds me Natalie who was also adopted and is now an adoptive mama. Such great women offering a wonderful perspective!
We adopted our two oldest boys from foster care.
The experience of working with their families during the reunification period gave me such a compassion for parents going through hardships. I saw how much love their birth families had for them even though the families were unable to provide a forever home for the boys.
Walking through the fire of foster care adoption has absolutely made me less judgmental because as I learned, you never know someone’s story. You never know what they might have gone through that brought them to this place in their lives. I hate that my boys are not allowed contact with their birth families because of some safety concerns. We have tried to teach them about their birth families through pictures and letters that I asked their first mom’s to write to them. I hope one day they can meet again.
Adopting my boys brought me full circle in life because I was adopted from foster care myself as an infant. My birth parents were very young and not equipped to care for an infant. I grew up with very limited information about my birth family. When I was 19, I tracked them down and met them. I was able to thank them for allowing me to have a life that was so rich in family and joy. Their heartbreak at losing me gave me such a wonderful childhood and I cannot possibly thank them enough. They have the opportunity now to be grandparents to my children and to watch them grow up. We have such a unique family dynamic now but it’s wonderful.
One thing adoption has taught me is that a child can never have too many people to love them.
Did you miss last week’s Good News? It’s a genius idea from a hopeful adoptive couple that come up with a creative way to make their adoption profile pop. So fun!