When I began my adoption journey I had no idea were it would take me. My husband and I already had five children, but we felt led by God to add to our family. We had a failed domestic and international adoption so at that point we were feeling very discouraged, but after a year or so we got into foster care and our first placement was this 11 month old little girl who was very bad off. We were not sure at that time how we would handle her because we new she was different from our other children. She suffered from reactive attachment disorder. Today, she is my 15 year old beautiful daughter.
We went on to adopt 7 more children. Some of our seven children suffer with very serious medical conditions and some with very serious cognitive and emotional disabilities and we wouldn't trade any one of them.
Through the years, we have taken in shaken babies, drug babies and so on. Sadly, we lost two of our daughter's to death. I KNOW I gave them a family and someone to love them while they were here but it was still the hardest thing we ever did and still I would take them into our family all over again because they were some of the biggest blessings in our life and were so loving.
This is my family... the Nichols!
Kristina, wow! What an awesome and inspiring testimony of how God has knit your beautiful family together and used you to bring love to children who need it and deserve it. What a blessing you are to your children. Thank you for sharing.
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“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valerie Harper