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Since I was just talking about my brother’s adoption the other day, I thought that I would share a writing that I did about him to give a better understanding of who he is.
The food is being passed around the dinner table as he laughs at something that no one else finds funny. He remembers a time from the past and shares the memory, embellishing the funnier parts to get a laugh out of everyone. He looks around at his family to make sure everyone is enjoying his humor while he thinks of another comedic tale to tell. He is a barrel of laughs and his own best audience, but everyone else secretly gets a kick out of him too. He’s a one-of-a-kind comedian – that’s my brother.
As we grow older and become our own individual people, I realize that my brother and I are not exactly who we used to be. Now that we’re both in college and really learning who we are and who we want to be in the future, I know that it would be easy for us to grow apart. But deep down I know that there is a strong family bond that will hold us together, and hold the whole family together, and I know that I’ll always be able to count on my brother. I hope that he knows that he can always count on me as well. Like I said the other day, the promises that we made on his adoption day are legally binding haha; they were written into the adoption records, which means that we have no choice but to always be the bossy big sister and the annoying little brother! And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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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.