Share this page with social media websites
Use the following links to share this page through common social media websites. Use screen reader reading keys, as the Tab key may not work for all links. To share this page with a social media service not listed here, select the "Share" link to open a frame that lists additional options. In the input field,
Gwen B., adoptive parents in Killeen, Texas
February 6, 2005 was the 14th anniversary of the day we brought our son Michael home. I will never forget the caseworker saying "go to Walmart and buy size large diapers. He weighs 26 pounds." That is all we knew until we read all of the paperwork.
It has been a life of "Survival of the Fittest" and many hours of prayer. Michael has overcome many neurological and behavioral hardships. We still attend weekly therapy to reinforce our skills and his coping skills.
Michael is now mainstremed in a 2,000+ High School and runs track for the school district's Special Olympics team.
Five years after adopting Michael we found out I was pregnant with our first birth child. Michael savors his time with his beautiful ten year old sister. Reagan is a gymnast and plays competitive soccer. Michael is her #1 cheerleader.
Michael is very active in the youth group at our Church, he assists in the Church nursery, and attends a neighboring Church for Awana's each week.
Life can be tough but as I look how far we have come. I am proud to say Michael is "MY" son.
Every day I thank God for my children.
Do you have a success story about fostering or adoption? Share it with us!