Wednesday's Child Success Story
Amie and her teenage daughter Lexa are overjoyed with the decision to adopt Braiden year ago. Amie tears up thinking about the memory, "...he came into our lives and our hearts and nothing has ever been the same." Nine years ago, Amie was eager to expand the family, and she turned to adoption through the foster care system.
They met Braiden when he was just 4 weeks old, and it was pretty clear where he belonged. Amie says the experience of adoption was very exciting, and things seem to happen pretty quickly. She also stated that it was a learning experience too. The adoption was finalized when Braiden turned 2. Amie thanks the resources through the Adoption Exchange, Springfield Public Schools, and other agencies that addressed concerns she had.
Braiden has fit in quite well with his forever family. He loves going to the zoo, playing the guitar, video games, camping, and the list continues.
On whether Amie recommends adoption, she had this to say, "I think that there's a huge need. there are many children in the area that need homes, they need to be part of a family."