Adoptions can be a very emotional event for all the parties involved. Some adoptions separate siblings who have been in foster care. That was not the case for the brothers adopted by Melissa Groves and her husband. In 2005, the Groves family adopted 2 brothers. They then proceeded to adopted 6 more brothers from the same mom over the next 10 years.
What a story of compassion by the Groves family to adopt 8 boys! The Groves journey to adoption started with a 10 week foster care training class which led them to be foster parents for two of the brothers. Those two were soon adopted by the Groves.
As Melissa Groves states, “Now in a perfect world, I could probably have ended my story right there; a story book ending with a “and they lived happily ever after” as a closing comment, but as I’m sure you’re aware, ours is not a perfect world. We decided that although we were done adopting, the need was so great; we would continue offering foster care and emergency placements. More and more we found our lives being enriched and hearts being captured by each of the young charges that we were blessed to have come to our home.”
If you are considering adoption, be encouraged by the story of the Groves family. Of course it is hectic at times in the home, but according to the story told by Melissa, I don’t think she would turn back for a second. Read her summarizing statement.
“This year we are excited to share that we will once again be taking an active part in National Adoption Day as we finalize and celebrate little Zayn officially becoming our son. I can’t think of a better way to finish growing the Groves family. If there is anyone reading this and considering adoption, please know that all your efforts and all the heartache will be worth it the first time your little one calls you “Mommy/Daddy.” Don’t give up!”