Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
The other day, I wrote about how diverse a foster or adoptive family can be. Today, I thought I would elaborate on what my family is like. I want people to know that it’s okay to look completely different than the rest of your family members; it makes you unique and each person is special in their own right.
So that’s the lowdown on my brothers and sisters… each one of us is totally different, yet somehow you wouldn’t realize that we’re not all biologically related. Since I have the same coloring as my mom, and my dad has olive skin with darker hair and eyes, from a distance all of the kids in my family look as if they got their appearances from one of my parents or a combination of both. It’s pretty funny when people comment on our looks, because I think that if you really took a close look at each of us, you’d realize that we don’t all get our appearances from the same gene pool.
Whether people think your foster or adoptive family look alike, or if they can tell that siblings come from different backgrounds, it shouldn’t make a difference. All that matters is the love and the bond between family members.
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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.