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Successful Families

The Gift My Parents Gave to Me and My Siblings!

Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" M.-T., from Owensboro, KY

I can not comment on the joy of adopting but I can on the joy of being adopted!

I was adopted into a family of 5 adopted children and 1 foster child. My father was a band director and youth minister and my mother was a substitute teacher for a few years in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Our family included 4 ethnicities including Asian, Hispanic/Latino, African-American, and Caucasion. My brother is from the Philipines, my sister is from South Korea, I am from Texas, and the list goes on. We grew up in a family that was filled with love, encouragement, understanding, and just plain old fun! We grew up in a small town where race was not always accepted but our family helped to change that and I am proud of my parents and siblings for playing a vital role in that! I learned through my family to be accepting of things and people who are different, to embrace diversity, to love all people but most importantly to always spread the words of peace, hope, and unjudging love! This is the gift my parents gave to me and my siblings!

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