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AfriGeneas Adoption Forum

A Testimony
In Response To: Re: Adoption Forum ()

I will not only witness but testify!

As an adoptive parent, I can truly say that this board will be a blessing to me and others. I do not know how it will benefit me, but feel that it will.

My daughter was brought "home" when she was two months old. Things were all official when she was 11 months old. She's known since she was 7 that she was adoptive. We agreed to tell her when the Lord lead us to the "right time." We didn't set any specific age or time. Her adoption has never been a secret to our family, friends and church family. So, everyone that knew us knew. Since she was about three we have always gone out to eat on Fridays. Sometimes it was at a restaurant or sometimes at a fast food place. My daughter's favorite was always Wendy's. They had a poster/photo haning on the wall with a group of children of all nationalities. The promo on the poster was about adoption with a 800 number. She would always look at the poster and ask me every time what adoption was and that I should call the number so she could get a brother. I explained the concept to her and she would question me more each time. (This must have been the Lord preparing the pathway). :-)

So, one day while we were just sitting on our steps she asked me if she was adopted and I said, yes. She said really, and I said yes again. She says, wow, that's cool. She jumped on the phone called her grandmother and told her. Her grandmom asked her who told her and she said my mom! She began understanding adoption more as the years went by. She will be 15 in about a week. She knows that once she reaches 18 she has the option of trying to locate or find out info about her birthparents. It's something that I would never deny her of and would gladly help her do so. We would not be parents if my daughter did not have birthparents. So, when we celebrate her birthday we also acknowledge and give thanks to her birthparents.

I pray that this new forum will help where help is needed.

Peace & Blessings

Regina


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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