Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | June 17, 2013

A Special Father’s Day

50 years ago, all adoptions were closed.  There was no possibility of having any contact between an adopted child and their biological family.  Today, we are seeing more and more families choose open or semi-open (letters and pictures) adoptions because of the benefits they seem to give to everyone involved.  Adoptive parents will always be Mom and Dad to an adopted child, but having a connection with their biological parents as well can be a huge blessing.  I just read a story from yesterday’s news that talked about a 24 year old woman, adopted at birth, who was just reunited with her biological father for the first time.  The father talked about the fact that at the time of her birth, he was not ready for fatherhood but always hoped to see his daughter again some day.  The crazy part is that both the father and the daughter volunteer at the same rescue mission and never knew that the other worked there as well.  Here is a link to the story and the video: http://newsone.com/2595763/father-and-daughter-reunited-after-24-years/. Hopefully it brightens your day as it did mine!

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