The Schenck Family Love Story

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Why Adoption? 

Adoption has always made sense to me – if there are children who need homes and love, why shouldn’t we provide it to them? We have had a lot of people sprinkled in our lives over the years who have adopted. I was in love with a little girl who had been adopted from Asia when I was a teenager, and I’m not sure if that is what planted the idea in my heart, or if the idea of adoption had already been growing there at that point. We have many friends who foster, and it is hard not to fall in love with these children and watch as they prosper with their foster families.

It absolutely breaks my heart that there are children out there – children just as cute and tender-hearted as the biological children in my home, who need stability and a safe place to learn and grow.

There’s a quote that struck me recently- “There’s no such thing as other people’s children.”

For us, adoption means caring for the child, and also entering into a relationship with the birth mother, who has entrusted someone so precious to us.