Family is such a strong theme in today’s society. It has been for centuries. While, family most definitely implies biological, we do not wholeheartedly agree with the statement that family are the people that gave birth to you. In reality, they are the people who have been there for you through thick and thin, pain and joy, success and failure. Nothing in this world can compare to the feeling of sharing life with the people you care most about and who care most about you.
Let us tell you a little bit about the word adopted in reference to family. It means to take into one’s family through legal means and raise as one’s own child. What a wonderful word! Yet, there is a negative connotation associated with adopted children like us. Throughout the ages, if one was not biologically related or partially biologically related, there was no room in the home for the "bastard children”. Think of Cinderella. When the evil stepmother came into the picture, Cinderella was out. What a shame. The larger outrage is that this stigma is still a very real concern for thousands upon thousands of orphans left in orphanages, state care and God forbid, the streets, all over the world.
Each story of adoption is unique and powerful. We sincerely believe with all ours hearts that each story has the potential to change lives. Therefore, we humbly want to share ours with you. We would like to invite you to enter into our life stories. Stories of struggle and triumph. Stories of hope and love. Stories of children all over the global who have broken the negative stigma "adopted” and instead exemplify the power of courage to become part of a family for a lifetime.