Updated: Mar 5, 2022
This article is inspired by a recent article I read that a church posted called Loving a Child Will Change Your Life. I would also like to share a bit of my story. This story resonated with me, because I too am an adoptee. I was born in Russia and was adopted by some folks that lived in Tennessee at the age of 8 years old. That didn't work out, so they gave me up for adoption at 10 years old. Regardless of those experiences, good or bad that I went through I still believe that children need loving parents to adopt them when they have no other options. I am so glad that there are people out there willing to give the older kids a chance, and not just adopting younger children. That in itself takes a lot of courage, because depending on what the child has experienced it can be quite the roller coaster ride. I know I had insane ups and downs. I know that sometimes adoptees have a hard time saying and showing how much they appreciate the second chance and the love and support that adoptive parents give, but they really do appreciate it. The fact that adoptive parents are willing to stay by the child's side not only through the good but also the bad, (because the bad can get really bad), and not "toss" them aside when it gets ugly says a lot about the parents. I have included the article below it is a beautiful story.