A Clean And Quiet House - Diva, An Adopted Child's Perspective

Over the past ten years, my parents have adopted six children. Every week, I'm going to try and introduce you to one of my siblings. So far I've introduced my parents, Thor, Malibu Barbie, Hello Kitty and Gisele.


I thought it would be cool to do things a little differently this week. I asked Diva to write a little something about what it was like for her to be adopted. A little background on Diva first. Gisele and Diva are full-blooded biological sisters, who came to live with our family at the same time. Diva is exactly one year and a day younger than Gisele, which means she just celebrated her fifteenth birthday and yes, she has a flair for the dramatic.

As a cute sidenote, after she had written this and given it to me, she called and asked me to add that one of the reasons she loves being adopted into our family is because of the good food.  I didn't want to change her story so I'm telling you now. Our mother is a great cook and it makes Diva very happy.
We love food in our family. Actually I think I smell biscuits...

Diva's fifteenth b-day party

Before being adopted I felt alone, like no one wanted me. I had somewhat of a family but  (biological) Mom was crazy,  (biological) Dad died and we were sent to Grandma's. She loved us, but I never really felt loved. Most of it was getting beat and sent to many foster homes. I felt like I didn't belong. I always wished I could have a normal family. Someone that would teach me right from wrong and love me. Someone that would keep me. I just kept on dreaming.

When I was adopted it felt like a big burden was lifted off my shoulders. The past was the past and my new life was here. It was like for the first time that I gave Mom and Dad a hug I actually felt comfort and love in their grip. My brothers and sisters had great big smiles on their faces and I actually felt like I belonged and I did. I have a great Mom and Dad and 8 brothers and sisters. Sometimes it's hard, but I always know I'm not alone. I have them. I have a family that I call my own.  ~Diva~


Dione said...

Diva is divine! Her story in her own words makes me want to adopt a child!

The Godfather said...

Beautiful stuff! Well said Diva! Here's to many more happy years!!!

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Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

(((((hugs))))) what a loving young lady! I just love your family's stories.