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My Unique, Beautiful Adoption Out of the Foster Care System

For National Adoption Month, November 2021

I thought I would share with all of you my extremely rare, but beautiful adoption story. I was placed in foster care when I was 4 months old due to severe physical abuse that left me with hydrocephalus, fractured ribs and a broken eye socket. I was fortunate to be placed in the home of a Dutch-American immigrant couple and their adult daughter.

My parents first tried to adopt me when I was an infant because they could see that for me efforts at reunification were not going to work. My parents were denied and experienced overt discrimination due to their age, health conditions and race. Thankfully though, no one took me away, and my parents were given the alternative of legal guardianship when I was

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