the Beginning of My Life

The Gladney Center For Adoption – The Agency Who Placed Me With My Family

I really started this blog for myself. A safe place to talk about my feelings and the like. But I decided I wanted to tell my story. I figure that will be therapeutic as well. And maybe someone else will read it and relate and know they’re not alone.

I came into this world with a bang! I tend to everything with a bang so I suppose its only appropriate I started life that way. I was born on January 9, 1988 in Fort Worth, Texas at 4:21 a.m. by emergency c-section because I had punched through the placental sac and my  biological mother was bleeding heavily.  I was only 3 or 4 lbs at birth. My biological mother was only teenager at the time and placed me up for adoption through Gladney Adoption Services. I spent the first month in the NICU due to my small size and health. I spent the next month in a foster home being cared for elderly woman who tried to help me grow and become healthy. At last, I was adopted at 2 months old by the best parents I could have ever asked for. New Orleans was my new home.  I was now the baby sister to a 3.5 year old boy who had also been adopted from Gladney. He loved being a big brother to me…. that is until I started walking. I didn’t walk until 15 months but once I was walking, I wanted to follow him everywhere and play with all his toys. Boys always had better toys in my opinion. I was a tomboy from the start. We also had two furry, rescue siblings: Mandy and Icarus (named for the mythological story of the boy who flew to close to the sun) both mixed breed dogs. I loved them like crazy but I was an annoying baby who was not gentle, followed them everywhere, and pulled tails. Needless to say, they weren’t my biggest fans.  I loved animals from then on. Animals and animal rescue became one of my greatest passions.  I will use that to segway into another cause that is important to me: Adoption is not just for people! Its for animals too!
Adopt, Don’t Shop. Even if there is a specific breed that you absolutely must have, there are rescues dedicated to just certain breeds like the Louisiana Basset Rescue. This ends chapter one of my story.  I hope you enjoyed it. More to come soon.babyme

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