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My Son

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by akivory, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. akivory

    akivory

    792
    Feb 5, 2001
    The tribal adoption of our son Eddy has been completed. He came to us four years ago as a three year old foster.child. He has been in the system all his life. We five adopted daughters and two bio daughters. Our bio daughters each have seven children. Our life is full.Eddy has always been a true gentalman. He loves to help. I am 58 and Vickie is 50. We have five at home and three grown. My goal is to live long and help launch these kids into adulthood.
    All of our adopted children are Alaska native. Every one of the over 200 remote native villages in Alaska is its own tribe. With the Indian Child Welfare Act it is hard for non natve familys to adopt native childern.We have learned. the battle is not ours.
     
  2. AKC

    AKC Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 10, 2010
    Congratulations to your family!
     
  3. Gollnick

    Gollnick Musical Director

    Mar 22, 1999
    Eight children, 14 grandchildren, and likely a lot more grandchildren to come? And, given your age, you may very well see some great-grandchildren. To describe your life as full is, I suspect, quite the understatement.

    But, I also suspect that while physically full, it is and will be overflowing with fulfillment.

    God bless you.
     
  4. 72jroberts

    72jroberts

    277
    Mar 16, 2012
    That's really cool.
    I admire you
    John
     
  5. gazz98

    gazz98

    Sep 3, 2008
    Wow. Congrats to your family!
     
  6. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    Just amazing. Congratulations. I admire your heart, and your stamina. Raising kids is hard work.
     
  7. wouldestous

    wouldestous

    Jul 8, 2012
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  8. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    The victory is.
     
  9. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    Congratulations. There are many great kids that get bounced around in the system most of their life. The truly fortunate ones, end up with families like yours :thumbup:
     
  10. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    Congratulation, Sir!
     
  11. jdneel

    jdneel

    30
    Sep 25, 2012
    Thank You for taking on such a challenge, and may God bless you as you bless so many children's lives with love.
     
  12. akivory

    akivory

    792
    Feb 5, 2001
    I have found nothing in life is as satifying as providing for a family.
    Conventional adoption is expensive and and a person can wait for years to find a child.
    If a child is adopted from foster care all expenses are taken care of and there is usually a mothly supsidy.
    All but one of our six adopted children were born with drugs or alcohol in thier system. Thanks to my amazing wife all of them are well adjusted and above average in school. Sunday I took my son and ten young grandsons to hear Riers In The Sky. What a hoot! Life is good
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

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