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Successful Families

My Son

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.

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