We recently caught up with the lovely Christine an adoptive parent since April 2011. During our conversation,she offered some tips to others thinking of adopting a child.This is what she had to say:
Prepare yourself for the new child and prepare your family and your friends. Go into it wholeheartedly just as you do when you give birth to a child. This child may be adopted but she is the same in your family as a child that you give birth to.
When I gave birth to my first child, my mother told me that this child is totally dependent on me for everything. When you adopt a child know that the child is totally dependent on you for everything and they are yours for ever just like the children you give birth to.
It is important to remember that children are a gift from God and that we have a responsibility to God to take care of them and give them the best foundation that we are able to, so that they can have a bright and productive future.
Children are a blessing and little angels in our homes.
To read the full interview with Christine, please go to our section of Real life Stories.