Never underestimate the adopted child

(41 Posts)
Amy106 Thu 20-Jun-13 22:54:11

When we adopted our little boy (as a 2year old) we were told that he would probably never finish school and maybe never even learn to talk. Today he graduated from university with a masters degree and can talk the socks off anyone. He has also brought lots of joy and laughter into our lives and the lives of many others. I am so glad we took a chance on him and he on us. You just never

LackaDAISYcal Thu 20-Jun-13 22:55:42

Aw, how lovely smile
You must be incredibly proud!

Ragusa Thu 20-Jun-13 22:59:23

Wow. Congrats on raising your son so well smile . You must be thrilled, and rightly so.

magicstars Thu 20-Jun-13 23:00:05

Fantastic, Thanks for sharing! Well done to you all smile

Shallishanti Thu 20-Jun-13 23:01:43

that's lovely well done all of you

mumofthemonsters808 Thu 20-Jun-13 23:01:52

You must be very proud, he is obviously a credit to you and your family. So nice to read such a positive story, congratulations.

TweetPetite Thu 20-Jun-13 23:03:16

How utterly wonderful! smile Xxxxx

OldBeanbagz Thu 20-Jun-13 23:04:51

Fantastic news! Congratulations to your and your DS, you must be so proud. smile

Lilka Thu 20-Jun-13 23:38:41

Absolutely brilliant, congratulations to all of you smile

Glenshee Fri 21-Jun-13 12:27:28

Oh my!.. How very sweet! Well done to both of you! smile

Startail Fri 21-Jun-13 12:31:02

Congrats to you both grin

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 21-Jun-13 13:51:05

Absolutely lovely smile xxx

Wonderful post, well done to you allsmile

FadBook Fri 21-Jun-13 14:20:59

What a lovely post - you deserve to be a proud mum

Have an early wine

Devora Fri 21-Jun-13 14:57:58

You've made me come over all weepy!

Big cheers from the adoptive mums to Amy and her fab son grin

Moomoomie Fri 21-Jun-13 15:11:20

What a lovely positive post. Well done to you for raising such a wonderful son.
You have every right to be proud.

( we were told dd1 would need speech therapy and feeding therapy, within 4 weeks of her being home she was eating us out of house and home and non stop talking )

Fantastic! Great to read about older children who were adopted and have done so well. A proud day for you.

shockers Fri 21-Jun-13 20:10:09

What a fantastic post, you must be so proud! x

edam Fri 21-Jun-13 20:11:53

aw, many congratulations to ds on his graduation, and to you all. Such a lovely story.

fancyanamechange Sun 23-Jun-13 07:59:37

Congratulations to you and your wonderful son!

KristinaM Sun 23-Jun-13 23:23:05

Thank you for such a lovely post smile

Slavetothechild Mon 24-Jun-13 12:22:49

Ah that is fantastic and its a really lovely thread smile well done to you all x

eurozammo Mon 24-Jun-13 12:26:39

What a wonderful post. Good luck to you all.

MaryQueenOfSpots Mon 24-Jun-13 20:29:38

You've really cheered me up with your lovely news. Well done all of you.

motherinferior Mon 24-Jun-13 20:31:10

How lovely smile

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 24-Jun-13 20:36:48

Congratulations to you all, Amy x

Curleyhazel Mon 24-Jun-13 20:58:12

Congratulations, what a lovely post!

onedev Mon 24-Jun-13 20:59:43

Oh wow, that's brilliant. Congrats to you all! thanks

neontetra Mon 24-Jun-13 21:01:22

Brill. Go both of you! X

DespicableYou Mon 24-Jun-13 21:02:12

That is wonderful.

Thank you for sharing. It sounds as though you and your wonderful DS were made for each other smile

Liara Mon 24-Jun-13 21:03:26

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulations to both of you!

Thurlow Mon 24-Jun-13 21:18:55

That's made me well up! How wonderful, congratulations to all of you.

MummyOfSunbeam Mon 24-Jun-13 21:58:10

Awesome! Congratulations for being an awesome mum - and I bet your pride in him fills him with joy. Lovely!

singinginthelifeboats Mon 24-Jun-13 22:01:16

That's so brilliant and so good to hear a positive story. It does happen!

My two came to me when they were two and six (naively i didnt think about this as 'old' until someone told me!) labelled 'difficult to place'

Ha!!! (And twice 'Ha!)

They are both doing well, have proved more resilient to life's blows than many kids -we have gone through much more heartache than I would have been able to predict and certainly hoped for and we are still standing

And this year my daughter represented her country at her chosen sport...her will to win and determination not to be beaten coming though there!

Makes me tearful and so proud of her

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PenelopePortrait Mon 24-Jun-13 22:10:18

Wonderful inspiring post OP, thank you for sharing.

flossymuldoon Tue 25-Jun-13 12:59:16

Wow. That's brought the goosebumps!! grin

Congrats to you all, you've obviously done a wonderful job!!

AngelsWithSilverWings Tue 25-Jun-13 13:05:26

Thanks for sharing that. Made me smile smile.

ovenchips Tue 25-Jun-13 13:08:15

Congratulations to your amazing sounding son and you!

Heavywheezing Tue 25-Jun-13 13:08:57

I read about that poor little boy who was killed by his mum and you look at his face and think" if you didn't love him, somebody else would", including me.

Adoption can be such a wonderful story. He's to you and your brilliant boy!

morethanpotatoprints Tue 25-Jun-13 13:36:01

What wonderful news, I bet you are so proud.
it is true, us adopted people just will not be kept down.
You sound so blessed and you have obviously worked hard at raising your ds.
So happy for you all. A shining example to others, and a lesson not to believe what you are told.
I too was /am severely dyslexic and when at school it was identified as remedial, they said this about me too and I have several quals at Higher level.
Here's to the rest of his successful life, what a credit to you smile

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