Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I can't believe I've made it this far, but today is the eleven month anniversary of my blog! Only one more month until my big project turns a year old!
To celebrate this special post, I thought that I would share two special things that my family does to celebrate adoptions. The other night, I shared some of my favorite things about adoption days, and I figured that it would be nice to talk about these little traditions that we have as well.
You know when someone has a baby, and you can get those cute little signs that say "It's A Boy" or "It's A Girl" on them? Well my parents had one when I was born, like many other parents do for their babies. So when our first adoption took place, my parents put out an "It's A Boy" sign to celebrate my brother becoming an official part of the family. Sure, my brother was six when the adoption went through, not a newborn, but age didn't matter. We wanted to celebrate the fact that our family had grown and it was a cute way to do that.
We put out signs for each of the adoptions, and it was always a fun way to announce the special news. I feel like sometimes people try to make such a huge deal out of an adoption, and don't get me wrong, it's one of the most incredible things that can happen in your life, but sometimes the little things you do are just as special as planning some big celebration.
My parents have also gotten a little something special for the child being adopted each time. The adoptions for my brother and sister were too long ago, and I can't remember what they got, but for the most recent adoptions, I do remember the kids being given a little something as an adoption day gift. My brother was in kindergarten at the time of his adoption, and my parents got him a Cabbage Patch Kid because he didn't have that one special toy to love like the rest of us had. He named it, and it slept on the side of the bed for quite some time. He's too old for dolls now, and I'm sure he'd be very embarrassed if he knew that I was writing about the fact that he ever loved a doll, but I think he still keeps it where he can see it. I think it's very sweet. My twin sisters were given baby dolls as well, and since they had no idea what an adoption was, they just were happy to be receiving new toys. I think it was a really sweet way to celebrate each child on the day of their adoption, because in a way, it was kind of like a birthday.
I wanted to thank everyone for all of the support that I've received over the last eleven months. My goal is to reach 150 likes on my Facebook author page by the time I'm celebrating a year of blogging on July 29th, and it would mean so much to me if everyone could like and share my page. It's as simple as clicking the two buttons at the top right of any blog page, so it only takes a few seconds of your time! As I've mentioned before, when I reach 150 likes, I will share information about the novel that I've been working on, so I'm really excited to hit that milestone, and it would mean so much if I could get there within the next month.
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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.