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What It Means to Be Adopted

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Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different color hair than the other family members. One child suggested that he was adopted and a little girl named Jocelynn Jay said, “I know all about adoptions because I was adopted.”

“What does it mean to be adopted?” asked another child.

“It means,” said Jocelynn, “that you grew in your mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.”

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3 comments to What It Means to Be Adopted

  • Nelda

    Love it! My brother and sister-in-law adopted two children–with the first, they sent out announcements that read, “I wasn’t expected, I was selected.”

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  • Jocelynn Joann Jay :)

    Thank you for sharing my words! I truly hope that they will heal hearts and open minds. Adoption is not a easy thing for the children, bio parents and the new parents. I am blessed with the parents that truly love me like I am thier very own. They always tought us to love and to be kind. I could not have asked for better parents! There are no words that can truly explain how I feel about them. They could have given up on having kids but instead they gave two kids the best life and teachings they could! Its not easy giving your children to another family but in the end it is well worth it! To bring joy, love and happiness to both the child and the ones that are adopting them :) I love my mother for letting me grow in her heart <3

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  • Vern

    Very poignant. I was “accepted” as their child – but not adopted. They didn’t have to – but they chose to. That’s real courage to make a difference in the world.

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