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About April

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.

I was born to a mother who had already had 6 kids taken away.

My adoptive parents originally thought legally they were too old to adopt me

I was adopted with my half sister (same mom, different dad)

I got married to my high school sweetheart at just 18 years old

I found my birth father through Ancestry in February of 2022. He had no idea I existed, and we have cultivated the best relationship.

I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety, linked to my adoption, with both of my kids, which made me start therapy, and realize how deeply rooted the trauma of adoption really is

I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, until I thought up this business

Interesting Facts About April

“As a foster and adoptive mom, listening to the voices of FFY and adoptees is incredibly important. It gives perspective, helps us do better, and helps us identify biases or incorrect thinking patterns. April has fielded my questions with thoughtfulness, grace, and honesty. She acknowledges that her opinions and perspective are her own and views things through a Christian worldview. I am excited to see her launch her project and allow God to use her experiences and voice to help others. Being vulnerable and open to people (especially people you’ve never met in person!) takes immense courage and should be valued and respected. Thanks to April for helping me be a better foster and adoptive mom for my kiddos!”

- Kat

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