It’s natural for people who are adopted to wonder about their birth families (also called biological families) and where they originate from. This curiosity often intensifies as part of the process of self-discovery that happens in teenage years. Sometimes there are health reasons, or other important reasons, for searching for one’s birth family.
Adoption is the born of a new, permanent relationship between an adoptive parent and child. Once this happens, there is no legal difference between a child is born into a family, or a child who is adopted.
Birth parents have many different reasons for putting children up for adoption. Some decide that they want better lives for their kids than they feel they can provide. Some feel their child would do better living in another country. Sometimes parents just can’t take good care of a child because of illness or other difficulties. Many birth parents say that having their child placed for adoption with another family is the most difficult thing in the world, but that sometimes it is truly in the child’s best interests.
This girl’s reaction to finding out she’s going to be adopted is the most beautiful thing:
You don’t get to see something beautiful every day… this may be the most beautiful thing on the internet today!
She was praying every day to be adopted, and Paige Zezulka finally was able to adopt her and tell her the great news.
Paige Zezulka writes on her Facebook Post:
This will be my favorite video I ever share. This was the day we told our daughter that we were going to be able to adopt her (and her brother and sister)!
She had been praying to be adopted and we found out on her birthday that it was going to happen! So the next day we gave her this surprise box! God’s timing was perfect!
Our kids spent 1,128 days in foster care, over 3 years. It is so hard on children to live in such uncertainty.
Adoption is amazing and we want others to know that adopting older children and sibling groups can be the most beautiful adventure you could ever have!