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Tonight, I'd like to share another adoption story in honor of National Adoption Month. Last week, I shared a story from a reader about adopting her son, and tonight I'm happy to share another amazing adoption story.
This story is very special to me, because it actually comes from family. My mom's cousin, Tom, and his wife, Darlene, are one of the sweetest couples I know. When they adopted, I remember how much joy we all felt knowing that they were going to be parents. I knew that they were going to make a wonderful mom and dad.
Tom was kind enough to write about their adoption process, giving me permission to use their names and even link to the website for the organization that they worked with. Since my little cousins are minors, I did take out their names and replace them with Mr. or Miss and the number of their birth order. I hope you'll enjoy this amazing story of never losing hope as my cousins became parents.
My wife and I first considered adoption about 7 years ago, when we learned we could not have children of our own. We started the paperwork, but after a while realized that we were pushing ourselves rather than eagerly enjoying the process. Finally we realized that this may not be in God's plan for us.
The addition of five new cousins to our family was absolutely wonderful news for all of us. If you remember, I wrote about getting to meet three of the kids back in June. We were able to meet the oldest three kids, and it was so great to bond with them over pizza and wings. Unfortunately, the two youngest kids had stayed home with their mom, and we haven't been able to meet them yet, but I'm looking forward to the day that we get to spend time with the entire family. I'm hoping that Tom and Darlene will take a vacation down here someday with the family and we'll get to know all of our new cousins a little better.
Thank you so much to Tom and Darlene for sharing their incredible story, and to Tom for writing it all down for me! I hope that their story has inspired everyone to keep hope alive when facing challenges in life, whether it be in the adoption process or anything else.
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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.