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I’ve still been thinking about what I wrote yesterday… I guess it’s just one of those weeks where you reflect on the past. Well, I was thinking about all of the times that my mom discusses my siblings’ backgrounds with them.
My mom has always told my siblings, for as long as I can remember, that they were born from her heart, not her stomach. I guess as they all (well, not my littlest sisters yet) have gotten to the age where they understand (in very, very minor child-like detail) how babies are born, they have realized that my mom didn’t give birth to them. My mom has just always had that simple, yet perfect, response for them. And they have always seemed very happy with her answer.
As I have gotten older, I’ve heard this from other parents of adopted children as well. Their children were born from the heart, and that’s all that matters. I think that it’s so beautiful to look at it this way, and I wouldn’t have asked for siblings any other way.
Do you know a family who looks at adoption this way? Share your story in the comments!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.