Being part of a family is something for which children around the world long. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the desire for a loving family seems to grow. Adopting a child can give him or her the forever family that he or she wants so much. Georgia couples that may be interested in adoption can change the lives of the children they reach.
Adoption can range from international to domestic, a child in foster care or a child from a second marriage. In a stepparent adoption, the biological parent must give up his or her parental rights. The Christmas wish of one set of twins was just that: to be adopted by the man who had been their stepfather for three years. Although the adoption process can be expensive, the parents decided to fulfill this request.
The twins’ mother contacted their father, who waived his parental rights. The boys then received a letter in the mail saying that Santa had received their Christmas letter and that they were finally going to be adopted. The joy they had when they learned they were going to have their stepfather as their legal dad was unimaginable.
Adopting children changes their lives and the lives of all those involved. There are millions of children waiting to find their forever homes. Families in Georgia can learn more about the adoption process and what it entails to determine whether it is something of which they can be a part. With a thorough understanding of the process and some assistance, the adoption process can go smoothly and with ittle stress.
Source: nwfdailynews.com, “Twins getting their adoption wish this Christmas”, Kelly Humphrey, Dec. 23, 2014