Foster Parent, Mom Life, View from the chair

Adoption on Mothers Day…

My husband and I adopted our daughter out of Foster Care.  She lived with us for years and knew us prior so there was no great trauma having her move in with us.  Her adoption was final this past February.  This is my first Mothers Day as a legal mother.  I have been her mom for years but this year I am her legal mother.  She made a book for me at school.  I can’t thank her teacher enough.  It is laminated and bound like a real book.  It will be a wonderful keepsake.   This is the cover.   In it, she talks about things she likes to do with me such as baking and games.  She writes how I make her breakfast lunch and dinner.  She writes how I give her ice cream.  Really cute things!  

There were two pages that really spoke from her heart.  Only a child that came from Foster Care can really understand these.  One speaks from the heartbreaks in her past.  Her biological parents not keeping their promises.  Not keeping her safe.  Not being what a parent should be.  She spells it out very clearly.

The second is her need to feel loved.  Every human needs love.  It is the way we are wired.  Children need it even more so!   I am hard on her but she knows it comes from a place of love.  I push her to be her best.  But she knows it comes from a place of love.  She knows her daddy and I would do anything for her!  She knows she is loved.  We tell her as much as we can.         

So to all the moms out there….Foster, Step, Birth, Adopted….Happy Mother’s Day to you.  I am looking forward to this path as Little Girl’s mother and I don’t’ take that charge lightly.


  1. Congratulations! My sister is an adoptive mother and the people who adopt have the kind of hearts that make them Mothers from childhood. I’m sure this day was an extra special burst of joy for you! That book is incredible!

    1. Stopping by again from #TriumphantTales! Congrats, again, on your first “legal” Mothers Day!

  2. Congrqats! How wonderful! Thanks for sharing your news with us! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  3. How lovely to have that keepsake book and such a special first “official” Mother’s Day.

  4. That is brilliant, you have successfully h an important role and really help children in need X

  5. I think you are doing an incredible job. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.

  6. Aww, what a gorgeous book. Those pages brought tears to my eyes so I can only imagine how they must have made you feel. Such a special moment and the most amazing keepsake.
    Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x

  7. How lovely and congratulations! #TriumphantTales

  8. How amazing to have this book to treasure. I’m so glad you guys have each other. Happy belated Mother’s Day! #DreamTeam

  9. Vicky

    this is so beautiful and congratulations on adopting. I think it’s such a wonderful thing to do! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofblog

  10. That is such a precious Mother’s Day gift and one that as mothers we must never take for granted. I am so happy for you to finally be a legal mother. Although really you know you have been her mother all along. Congratulations.

    1. beachchairtracy

      Thank you. It really was a perfect day. We were bonded well before the ink was dry!

  11. Pero

    Really beautiful book

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