Topic: My heart is full - adoption day
Member # 33226
| Posted: 6:47 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
It's here! Today is the day my sister's adoption is finalized, and we officially welcome two beautiful, fierce, crazy smart, adventuresome boys to our family.
It's been two years since my sister decided that she wanted her life to be "more" than it was, and set out on a path to be a foster parent. She wanted to make a safe place in the world for kids who had none. She set out to foster and left open the possibility that she would consider adoption, although that was not her primary goal.
And then these two brothers entered her world. Two brothers who had seen and experienced too much in their lives at the tender ages of 10 and 8.
And an amazing thing happened. A family was born. The boys blossomed, thriving on stability, consistency, and unconditional love. And my sister blossomed as well, and over time she went from parenting them to being their mom.
Today that family becomes official, and my heart is overflowing. So much love.
You can call me NIK
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
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Member # 20563
| Posted: 6:49 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
Need a happy tears like button.
Him- FWS (I hope- F)
Posts: 6255 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: Not Oz
Member # 26651
| Posted: 7:00 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
YAY!!! That's great, NIK (((Entire NIK Family)))
Me: FBW/30 Him: FWH/33 The kidlets: DS13, DS10, and DD8 The hounds: Four Shih Tzu's
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Member # 36711
| Posted: 7:09 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
D-day(s),after years of TT and Gaslighting was Labor Day Weekend 2012, continuing for a week after. *Dammit! More TT 3/9/13
Really trending toward D- planning about it is my "happy place" now.
Posts: 1265 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Sunny Florida
Member # 14866
| Posted: 7:29 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
That is too awesome, NIK. Congratulations to your sister and the entire family.
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Member # 34602
| Posted: 8:09 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
How totally awesome and wonderful! Congratulations to everyone!!!
Me (BW): 32
WH: 33 TimeToManUp
Married: 10 years, together 16 years
3 daughters: 8, 5, 2, and and 2 angel babies (2013 and 2014)
Confronted him: 12/22/2011
What am I doing?
Posts: 1558 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: New Jersey
Member # 30024
| Posted: 8:20 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
What Pentup said. So happy for everyone!
BW (me) 50ish FWH 50ish
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Member # 25001
| Posted: 8:28 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
YAY! This is wonderful news! I love hearing stories like this. Those boys are lucky to have your sister for their mother and they are lucky to have found a loving family.
Congratulations to those boys, your sister, and your family!
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Member # 32810
| Posted: 8:35 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
Happy Gotcha Day!
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Member # 12041
| Posted: 9:19 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
Yay!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful to hear!!!
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Member # 19785
| Posted: 9:21 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
I specifically switched from my phone to my desktop just to reply to this thread :) So many many congratulations!
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Member # 3031
| Posted: 9:51 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."
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Member # 28053
| Posted: 10:23 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
This is so amazing.
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Posts: 3663 | Registered: Mar 2010 | From: az
Member # 19258
| Posted: 10:30 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
a dear friend of mine just finalized the adoption of her son after being his foster mom for 2 years. She is single and always wanted more kids (she had one before) It has been wonderful for them both. Congratulations on your official status as their aunt! Congratulations to your whole family!
But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracking
Around corners I have turned
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Member # 9742
| Posted: 10:33 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
To your sister and you and your family!
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Member # 16305
| Posted: 10:34 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
Im not sure there is a on spot descriptive word but I will go with awesome (tho its more than awesome) congrats to you and your family
People tell you exactly who they are...why expect them to be what they are not
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Member # 31528
| Posted: 11:47 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
Congrats!!! That is wonderful!!!
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Member # 7276
| Posted: 11:49 AM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
That's wonderful. Yay for them all!
Me: BS 48
Him: Doesn't matter any more.
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Posts: 14368 | Registered: Jun 2005 | From: Massachusetts
Member # 31349
| Posted: 1:24 PM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
I got tingles reading your post. Those boys are so blessed to have your sister for a mamma, and likewise I'm sure!!
AND you for an auntie!!
[This message edited by Jrazz at 1:24 PM, May 8th (Wednesday)]
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Posts: 14725 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
Member # 33128
| Posted: 1:42 PM, May 8th (Wednesday), 2013|
Oh that fills my heart with joy. There are so many little ones that see to much and never get the love that a child needs.
I am so happy for your sister and her new son's. MY HEART SCREAMS FOR JOY!
Bless the new family.
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Moved back home Oct 31 2013
False R. Still Lying.
Will be divorcing soon!
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