adoptive parents

‘Our PE coach pulled me aside. ‘Your little buddy is about to be put on an adoption website.’ I told her, ‘We’ll adopt him!’: Teacher unexpectedly adopts student with special needs

“Without thinking, the words literally just came out of my mouth .I remember calling my husband. ‘There is paperwork in the printer I need you to look at when you come home. I want to adopt a little boy from school,’ I told him. ‘Are you sure?’ ‘’I am.’ ‘Then what do I have to do to get the house ready?’ We all agreed, we were doing this.”

‘I have something to show you.’ My mom handed me a box of unseen letters and cards from my birth mom. Talk about crazy!’: Young woman discovers birth parents, invites them to her wedding

“I always knew I was adopted. I don’t know how, but I knew. I went up to my room and sat on the floor for hours, sifting through letter after letter, card after card. Seeing photos of my birth mom, her husband, and other children. They all looked happy and fulfilled. The box triggered a tidal wave of emotions I’d bottled up for 18 years.”

‘These boys are safe, loved and above all, ours forever. We stood in front of the judge. ‘Adoption granted.’ At that moment, all the weight fell away.’: Adoptive mom knew ‘something was missing,’ says ‘faith, infertility’ were not factors

“Older children adoptions are said to have a ‘honeymoon period.’ That wonderful time where everyone is on their best behavior and all is right in the world. Ours lasted about 3 days. People have told me how lucky my boys are to have found us. I tell them they have it backwards. It’s ME who is the lucky one.”

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