Older Child Adoption
, Family Adoption Stories
, Older Parent Adoption
, Bonding & Attachment
Maggie's photo on a waiting child photolisting, that I responded to, created a burning desire in my heart to help other families, and the rest is Little Miracles International history! Maggie now attends college and is a part of a disability department that assists her to become the best she can be and to reach for her dreams. Her major is Digital Graphic Arts and she's become a serious student.
I have to admit, reading my journal entry below when I first saw and printed out her photo (we didn't blog in 1998) brought back some tears. I hope you can join with us and celebrate her 21 beautiful years, 16+ years home with us.
"I held her photo in my hand, this photo. I saw a little life thriving inside a body that had no control over her conditions. I imagined her rocking herself to sleep at night. I smelled the stench of the orphanage crowded with hundreds of children, and with too few caretakers to fully nurture my child. I watched her eat porridge and fight with other children for nourishment. I heard her calling from her crib in the dark night, saw her little hand reaching out to me "Mama, Mama!" I felt her in my arms, our hearts touching. Her name was Maria Magdalena Alexandru. She was surviving in a Romanian orphanage, where she had been most of her little life, and was available for adoption. She was my daughter."
Happy Birthday my sweet Maggie. I love you my first, my daughter. I love you more than you will ever know. This is the day we celebrate YOU. You will never know just how many families were brought together by this photo. You were the beginning of Little Miracles, and now you are 21 years old. ~ Love Mama.
P.S. I love you infinity.
Please read her adoption story.
Little Miracles International, Inc
147 Waiting Children
7 Adoption Programs
4316 Canyon Drive Texas
Hague Accredited and Texas State Licensed agency. Our values and agency are based on adoptive parent experience in international adoption.
We believe that every family has a right to be involved and educated in their own adoption journey and we strive to provide superior services to our families, before, during and after the adoption. You will not be alone during this journey we will be with you and assist you and cry with you and laugh with you and celebrate with you when you are a forever family. We are committed to providing support, services and education to qualified families throughout the process, developing into a relationship of long-term guidance and support.
We conduct homestudies throughout Texas in the US and around the world in any country! We have social workers employed that travel the globe. What sets us apart from other agencies? First and foremost, our service and commitment to the family.
We are adoptive parents and have walked this same path you will soon embark, and we have begun at the same place you will begin! Secondly we have affiliations with professional and highly experienced foundations and facilitators/coordinators in our programs who have finely tuned the intricacies of the international adoption process. Although the process is never exactly perfect, we strive to help you have a most memorable and pleasant adoption experience.