Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hello Hopeful Parents

When I first discovered your on-line community I was desperate for some sort of life line.  Something to tell me that I was not alone.  We had just adopted our son out of foster care and he had a list that looked like alphabet soup attached to him.  I think he and I cried for days after he came home.  What was supposed to be the happiest time in my life was probably the scariest and saddest time for me. 

So one day I was searching on-line and I found you guys.  Then I read and cried some more.  I was not alone.  So I became a follower and gathered support, strength, and courage from your stories.  I cheered you on.  I thought about your posts.  I laughed with you.  I shared your triumphs and felt your pain and frustration.  Now I have the privilege of getting to blog here.  I am honored and excited. 

I am a mom, wife, and teacher.  We adopted our child from foster care.  He was born meth addicted and has shaken baby syndrome.  Every day is a miracle and a gift.  I have gone from a weeping willow to a loud roaring lion.  I show up, stand up, and speak out.  My hope is that people will make the choice to adopt and not shy away from alphabet soup. 

I am now on my second adoption journey.  I blog so I don't loose my mind.  You are welcome to join me on my journey or check in with me here monthly.  I can't wait to see where this journey takes me. 
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Amy Fields is a wife, mother to an active five year old, teacher, and rabbit rescuer.  You can visit her blog Many Kinds of Families at manykindsoffams.blogspot.com.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story

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  2. All I can is applaud to you... :o)

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