Being part of a family is one of the greatest joys in life. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of holding a child in one’s arms for the first time. Adopting a child in Georgia brings great joy to all involved. Though an adoption can be stressful and run into difficulties, the results are well worth it.
Unfortunately, brothers and sisters looking to be adopted are often split up. Those in the foster care system and other officials do their best to avoid this, but it is ultimately up to the one adopting. One recent adoption ignored this statistic completely, as a family brought five siblings into their lives. The couple, along with their three children, could not wait to have these five children made an official part of the family.
The process all began when the couple took the children in after their birth mother lost custody three years ago. Beginning as foster parents, it did not take long for the family to begin the process of adoption. Although long, the family is overjoyed that the wait is over. Bringing five children into one’s family is no small endeavor, but this couple has made the necessary sacrifices so these children will have a forever home.
An adoption like this is heartwarming but all too rare. As couples in Georgia look to adopt, they should remember the blessing and joy that comes from bringing a child into their family. Understanding if the child has siblings and trying to keep them together should also be a priority. Without parents, these children have learned to rely on each other and breaking that bond would be devastating. Those preparing to adopt may benefit from a good understanding of the applicable laws and procedures, so the process can go as smoothly as possible.
Source: Montana Standard, Extraordinary adoption: Family opens arms to five new siblings, Angela Brandt, Mar. 8, 2014