Short and sweet today because I don’t have much time. From an original mother in reunion.
She has yet to figure out the shortest way to self ID for she IS the adoption triad –
-International infant adoptee
-Former foster youth
-Former kinship guardian
-Adoptive parent of adult who was placed with me for kinship guardianship but asked to be legally adopted at the age of 20
-Natural mother and sole guardian of a child formerly in the system
The picture was posted with the child’s permission – from a mother and son reunion and reunification a week ago. They are still well inside their “honeymoon” period, but so far, everything is great. The child so happy to be back with his mom again and she feels whole again for the first time in years.