I was 29 years old when I first decided I wanted to adopt. Two years later, I’m now the proud mother of a lovely nine year old little boy, thanks to DFW Adoption.
After much research into many agencies, I chose DFW Adoption due to its warm, friendly atmosphere. The small number of staff were all genuinely good, caring people. Yes they wanted to place lots of children to good homes, but more than that, they wanted to help me become a mother – the ‘good home’ for the ‘right child’. I was also drawn to DFW Adoption’s open mindedness and equal opportunities. After all, I was a young, single, overweight woman who had never married, and I had no other children. I never thought in a million years anyone would actually say “Yes” and welcome me.
Throughout the whole process, I’ve always been treated with much respect, admiration and kindness. I was assigned a key worker, who has always supported me, encouraged me, reassured and reminded me that when things get tough, she was there and that I was only human.
Adopting is the most rewarding, wonderful thing I’ve ever done – but also the hardest! It makes all the difference knowing you can pick up the phone or drop in when you need to have a moan, ask advice, share the bad times and the good. I still like to keep in touch and will drop by with my next batch of 1000 photographs.
The staff at DFW Adoption care. They don’t send you packing once you have a child. They take an interest in how you are growing and developing as a family. They have followed me through my long, bumpy journey – they’ve been there throughout the tears and the laughter.
I’m a good mother – I have a beautiful child, who still causes me pain and heartache at times, but I know that someone will always be there to keep me going, offer advice, tell me I’m doing a fantastic job and, believe me, those few words mean a lot!