We are planning the next adoption party – it is a place where waiting children and prospective families can meet and spend time in a fun environment.
The venues change from time to time, but the purpose doesn’t. Josh was feeling lonely when he attended one such party. But his face lit up in a big, big smile when he recognized his older brother who was also there. They’d been separated in foster care years before. But the emotional bond had never been severed.
The older brother came to the party with his adoptive parents…who wanted to adopt another child. You can imagine our delight, and theirs as well, when they found one another.
Those two boys spent the whole party together, playing and talking and enjoying the games. Then, over Thanksgiving, Josh traveled to the home of his big brother to spend the holiday weekend with him and his family.
Well, he just stayed.
They all knew in their hearts that they were meant to be family.
I love those parties!
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