I am a domestic adoptee, adopted out of the foster care system at the age of two. My adoptive parents did foster care while I was growing up.
Growing up as a foster child was hard, having to say goodbye over and over again, and by having to do so, deal with my own abandonment by my birth family, over and over again. My adoptive parents did indeed give me a better life, but that doesn’t negate the trauma I went through. Becoming a mom brought my attachment and abandonment trauma to the surface, and God used it to propel me into therapy, which has been life-giving and life-changing.
Pursuing my degree in Human Development and Family Studies has made me realize I have a special skill set to support those connected to the foster and adoptive community. God has specifically given me my past, good and bad, to speak life into others.
I was in the middle of my birth mom’s 10 biological children.