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Adoption Good News | When adoption’s done right

Nov
10
Nov 10, 2013

 

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!

 

 

Did you miss the last Good News? A birth mother expresses shares of a necklace gave her the courage to share her story.

Read ALL the Good News moments.

 

 

Adoption Good News | The Power of a Necklace

Oct
13
Oct 13, 2013


 

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 the Jen, a birth mother. And it’s a story about this necklace…

Birth Mom Strong Necklace

I was at work [the other day] and was wearing my Birth Mom Strong necklace from BIB. One woman comes up to the register and asks what it meant. Since I’m trying to be more open when I can about my adoption, I explained briefly that I had placed so I wear it as a badge of honor I guess you could say.

 

Well she got really quiet then started to thank me and tell me how impressed she was that I had done that. She then said her niece had been adopted at birth and they couldn’t imagine life without her. Before she left she expressed her gratitude and reminded me of how what we do truly blesses lives, as hard as it is. I was crying by the time she left. Adoption just influences everyone in some way or another but you don’t realize all the connections until the topic is brought up.

 

I reached out to Ashley, the founder (and also a birth mother!) of Blessings In a Basket (BIB) and asked if she would be willing to offer a discount on this necklace for my readers. I love both the message of the necklace and the power that Jen found in it. She was totally on board! In fact, she’s offering 10% off ANY of the dog tag design necklaces, just enter “birthmomstrong” at checkout in BIB’s shop. Thank you, Ashley!

 

Did you miss the last Good News? A mother through foster care shares how the foster care program changed, enriched and improved her life.

Read ALL the Good News moments.

 

 

Adoption Good News | Foster Care Blesses Families

Apr
14
Apr 14, 2013


 

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 the Shelly, a foster mom and adoptive mom.

Like so many others, my husband Mike and I are infertile and found ourselves facing some tough choices on how to build our family.  In early 2008, we were inspired to become foster parents.  At first, we thought we would just try to help as many kids as we could while we saved up some money to privately adopt.  God had other plans for us and our amazing, and VERY emotional journey through foster care led us to the two oldest of our three precious sons.  Four year old Ian and one and a half year old Mason came to us as newborns and changed our lives forever!  We have also been incredibly blessed to have met a beautiful birth mother who placed her baby boy with us last year.  Little Logan has completed our family and brought us so much joy!

Our three boys are the light and joy of our lives. I have never loved anything more than being their mother and I couldn’t be any more their mother had I given birth to them myself.  They are mine and I cherish every minute we have together.  I am so grateful that we have them and that they have each other.  Our boys love each other so much and it warms my heart every day that we helped them to find their brothers. I can’t imagine my life without these three beautiful, unique and miraculous boys and I am SO grateful God led us to adoption!!!

 

 

 

Did you miss the last Good News? A mother through international adoption (China) shares how her faith grew through the adoption process.

Read ALL the Good News moments.

 

 

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