We were thrilled this fall to welcome our first adoptee speaker at our home study orientation for prospective adoptive couples. She spoke with such maturity and encouraged the couples as she shared her story, and of her recent connection to her birth father after nineteen years of no contact with him. We look forward to seeing her story continue to unfold as well as providing more opportunities for our clients to hear from adoptees. We found the following article written by an adoptee and thought it was worth sharing here:
"The first birthday I celebrated after I graduated college and had moved away from home for my job was just a couple of years ago. It hit me as I was driving home from celebrating that if it weren’t for my birth mom, I wouldn’t get to have birthdays or celebrate anyone’s birthday. She gave me the opportunity to have birthdays.
It almost seems like it’s commonplace in our culture these days to have abortions. I hear about it often through conversations at work or by just reading something on the internet. It absolutely breaks my heart. And lately, my heart has turned toward my birth mom. How in the world could she have done something so incredibly selfless? Only through God’s grace."
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