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Unconditional Love A Story About Adoption

January 11, 2019
By Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

It's safe to say one of the greatest feelings in the world comes from the warmth of being unconditionally loved.

Unconditional love begins at birth. The connection shared with parents, the loving bond of siblings and friends all shape us into what we become as adults.

Ever since I can remember, my parents told me I was adopted. They were upfront and honest. They told me an adopted child is special in that the birth parents love the child enough to let them go for a better life and the adoptive parents choose to adopt a child or children for whatever the reason. I discovered that the choosing part isn't exactly like it sounds but it made me feel special.

Because of my parents honesty and openness, I admire them both. I realize not all children are as lucky as I was to be adopted by two people that love me as if I was their biological daughter.

Being adopted is nothing to be ashamed of and I am comfortable talking about it. I am truly grateful for the family I have.

I don't know much about my biological parents and I have no medical history. I only know where I was born and the agency the adoption went through. I was one month old when my mom and dad took me home.

I don't know the circumstances or reasons my bioligical parents gave me up. I don't know if my biological father was even in the picture,

I used to wonder who I looked like or whose characteristics and traits I took after. I also thought about one day trying to find my biological parents, but I know I never will. Today, it really doesn't matter.

What does matter is the fact my biological parents knew they could not give me the life I deserved. To me, it shows how much they really did love me. To give me a chance to have the best life possible is the greatest gift they could give. I thank them everyday for giving me this gift.

My adoptive parents always wanted kids, a girl and a boy, in that order. But, after years of trying, adoption was their only option.

Even after making the decision to adopt, they still had to wait and pass some pretty rigorous test, from what I understand.

The gratitude I have everyday for the way things have turned out in my life cannot be expressed in words. I find it amazing how cause and effect have so much control over our lives. If one second of my passed had been different, my world would not be what it is today and I would not be who I am.

I respect my biological parents for doing what, at the time, they felt was best for me by giving me up for adoption. This was their act of unconditional love.

I am more thankful mom and dad chose me, that's how they put it. They always said, "You and your brother are special. We got to choose both of you." My brother was adopted three years after me.

I am who I am today because of my parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. The values and ethics they instilled in me have molded me into the person I am today.

The unconditional love given to me by my parents when they gave while alive, showed me that anything is possible and everyone deserve a chance at the life they are meant to have.

There it is unconditional love, from my biological parents to my adoptive parents, who could ask for more.



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