Hollywood Endings: He Knew His Mother Was Waiting For Him in India

Despite the way he was brought to it, life in the US was abundant and full. However, Taj longed to return to his former home.

Rachel Galbraith October 03, 2016

 “Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it is not yet the end.”

                                                                                                Simit Patel

Taj Rowland’s story is a testament to the idea that if you are willing to persevere, a Hollywood Ending may be waiting in the wings. Stolen from his family in India at a young age, sold to an orphanage, and then adopted by a couple in the United States, Taj waited years to find the happy ending he had been searching for.

Though his life in the United States had been a prosperous one, full of opportunities and successes, Taj longed to return to his former home; to find the mother he knew was awaiting his return. It did not happen quickly. It did not fall into place with ease, but Taj did not give up. He held on to his dream. He kept pressing forward despite the setbacks, and in the end, his dream became a reality.

As if in a scene from a movie, the woman who had become a distant memory was suddenly before him, weeping for the boy she had lost, and for the man who had been found.

For those of us who are still searching, we can learn great lessons from Taj’s story. Our Hollywood Ending may be just around the corner. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. A rainbow may be awaiting us on the other side of the storm.

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Rachel Galbraith

Rachel Galbraith is a busy mother of five children, one of whom was adopted at birth. She has a Bachelors Degree in social work, and has worked as a medical social worker, specializing in the field of women and children. She was privileged to play a small role in the adoptions that often took place on her hospital unit. Writing has become her own personal form of therapy, and she is excited to combine it with her love of adoption. In her free time, she has a love-hate relationship with distance running. She readily admits to doing it only so she can eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.


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