Why You Should Throw Your Adoption Wish List Out the Window

A foster-adoption story from the Dave Thomas Foundation

Melissa Giarrosso December 01, 2014

This is a beautiful story from the Dave Thomas Foundation about throwing your adoption wish list out the window in favor of letting your heart lead the way. It’s the tale of how one teenaged boy named RD caused a woman to change her mind about adopting an older child from the foster care system, and it might inspire you. Watch this engaging story of how one child can steal your heart and change your mind about what you think you want from your journey with adoption.

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Melissa Giarrosso

Melissa Giarrosso is a Staff Storyteller at Adoption.com and a mom to two quirky kids through open adoption, all thanks to infertility and the belief that adoption is never second best. She and her family reside in a suburb of Memphis, TN where they remain faithful members of numerous open adoption communities, gently advocating the opportunities that open adoption affords all members of the adoption triad.


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