adoptive

‘We got an email titled ‘URGENT.’ The adoptive family changed their minds. They didn’t want him. ‘Would you be willing to adopt?’: Family of 5 adopt newborn from birth mother, start beautiful open adoption

“After a sleepless night with a full, aching heart, the phone I hated so much rang. Again, our social worker was on the line: ‘Look guys, I know you’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster this week, and I hate to bring up another question, but the birth mom called us today. She met with us, and she has changed her mind back. She’d like you guys to be Revere’s parents.’ I was shell shocked.”

‘This isn’t the place for me. I just don’t fit in.’ He didn’t want to be adopted. We were broken.’: After foster heartbreak, couple adopt teenage boy, ‘He was given to us in our most desperate hour’

“’I just don’t fit here.’ He didn’t feel like he was good enough for us. We felt the weight during the entire process of trying to hold it all together. We questioned if we EVER wanted to be parents. I asked Joel, ‘Do you want to hear about another kid?’ He nodded. ‘Yes.’”

‘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.”

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