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I encourage you to consider older children...
Anonymous Texas adoptive family
We began our search on the "net" and we were so pleased to receive a phone call within two days of our initial inquiry. We then attended an information meeting and then we entered our training program. That was in Feb of 99 .... now we are the very proud adoptive parents of two of the sweetest, best kids you could ever hope to have! Adoption will be official in 6 short months.
They are brother and sister and they are ages 13 and 14. We are so very proud of them and it seems as if they have always been a part of our family. We have two grown children, ages 22 and 29, who are also excited about having a new brother and sister in their lives.
During the time of our "MAPP" classes, we could only try to imagine what it would be like to have two or three children come to be a part of our family. Our caseworkers assured us they had just the perfect "match" for us! They were right!!!! We already loved them before we ever met them on Mother's Day weekend. We like the same things, for example, we all love animals (we have dogs, a cat, and horses) ... and our animals love children .... so we are having a great time!
For all of you out there who are looking for children to adopt, I encourage you to consider older children. Our kids wanted to be adopted and they seem to love having us as their new parents. They say we are "normal" ...that's good to know! They have added so much joy to our lives. I could not even imagine not having them, everything is really such a perfect match! Once again, I encourage you to take a look at all the advantages of adopting older children .... they are out there hoping and praying that you will consider them. We are so happy with our decision ..... good luck to all of you!
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