Having a child of your own is a beautiful, magical experience. It is a life-changing time that requires you to dedicate your effort and love to a smaller version of yourself. People that choose to adopt a child have to overcome even more parental obstacles, such as learning about their new child’s personality, culture, or even language.
Lisa and Steve are a loving couple that decided to become foster parents, but they had no idea how much their life was about to change. Their story will literally fill your heart with love. Slide #3 will have you grabbing a box of tissues, so get ready for a tear-jerker!
12. Lisa And Steve Had The Perfect Family
Lisa and Steve already had a full house with two children named Meghan and Kevin, and they loved them more than anything. Even though they had a lot to handle with two young children of their own, they decided they had a little more room in their house. Their decision to expand their family sent them on a journey that has changed so many lives forever!
11. The Couple Decided To Foster A Baby Girl
Lisa wanted more children, so the couple decided to become foster parents in 2003. The process of fostering a child is lengthy, so they didn’t meet their foster child until two years later. Their foster child was a baby named Erin, and the couple was ecstatic to meet her. Erin had a rather troubling past, and it made Lisa and Steve’s decision to foster her even more special.
10. Erin’s Mother Was Addicted To Drugs, Making Erin’s Birth Very Dangerous
Erin experienced withdrawal symptoms after birth due to her mother’s addiction, which is a horrible condition that many newborns of drug-addicted mothers have to endure as soon as they enter the world. Erin had a long fight ahead of her at such a young age, and the next slide proves her fight for survival was well worth it.
9. Erin Made A Full Recovery And Her New Family Was Thrilled
Lisa, Steve, and their two children fell in love with baby Erin despite the obstacles she had to overcome. They welcomed the little girl into their lives with open arms, and she became part of the family effortlessly. Little did the family know they were in for another surprise in the near future that would make their home even more full!
8. The Family Discovered That Erin Is Not An Only Child
A few years after the family began fostering Erin, they discovered something else surprising about Erin’s past. Erin has a sibling, and when they received the news they did the best thing they could for the young child. The next slide reveals that good people do exist in the world, and this family literally has a heart of gold!