Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope that you've all had an enjoyable day with loved ones, whether they be your significant other, children, siblings, or parents!
Well my dad continued his tradition! I woke up to a box full of Hershey's kisses and he had gotten candy for my brother, sister, and mom, and adorable stuffed animals for my little sisters. It was such a nice way to wake up!
In honor of this holiday about love, I thought I'd share a memory about my sister's adoption. On days when she's driving me crazy (she is a teenage girl after all), it's helpful to think about days when she made me extremely happy.
My sister was adopted when she was in first grade. It was a huge deal for her (as it was for the whole family) and her teacher really made a big deal out of it at school. She was thrilled to get dressed up in a fancy dress on the day of the adoption, and her teacher even came to the adoption along with all of our close family and friends. After the morning at the courthouse, everyone went out to a nice lunch to celebrate. My mom's best friend and her husband were named my sister's Godparents (even though we're not super religious, we all still have Godparents) and my sister cherishes the relationship she has with them to this day. It was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to have my sister become an official part of the family. I'm so glad that she's my sister, even if she does annoy me every once in a while. That's what sisters are for, right?
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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.