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My name is Genice and I have a 5 year daughter who I adopted as a single mom from Kazakhstan in January 2005. Ironically, I met my husband 9 months later and he is about to legally adopt our daughter as well.

Becoming a mother has been the greatest joy of my life. It has nothing to do with genetic connections, the act of mothering is so rewarding. I had always been drawn to adopting an orphan. But, once I became a mother, I mostly forget that she was once an orphan. She is just my daughter and the precious center of my universe. It is sobering for me when I occasionally consider what her life would have been like had she remained in the orphanage or with her impoverished family of origin.

It is such a tragic that so many government stand in the way of international adoptions and prevent wonderful, healthy children from finding loving families.

I look forward to hearing from others in this group.

Genice Jacobs
Oakland, California


priya's picture


Thats really great to hear that from you. And i would really appreciate the step taken by you with my whole heart.

Your message itself shows the involvement, dedication, love, care that you are showing on your child.

Even i was also adopted in my home, and i can really understand the pain. Iam surprised that if i would not have been adopted where i would have been and what would my life be.

Thanks alot.

Take care, great mom.



julia sawi's picture


It's really so nice to adopt a child and as you said (It has nothing to do with genetic connections ), I wish some people think like you, there are millions of orphans but, there is so few who really adopt.
Enjoy you motherhood, and I wish all the best and good luck.

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