We will never forget March 16, 2004. We arrived at the placement room at the new Gladney Center. Her transitional family was quite emotional to lose her, as they had become quite attached. We were all crying as she placed her in my arms. I remember staring at her beautiful red hair, porcelain-perfect skin, and her sparkly eyes, she looked like a baby doll! Katelyn came over and said “Hi Sister” she kissed her forehead and then ran back to the play area! We all laughed and then we were a family of four!
From the Graduate
Adoption provides additional opportunities to create a successful life. My parents informed me I was adopted at an early age, so I grew up knowing how much I am loved. I’d like to thank God for knowing my story, Gladney for pairing me with my perfect match, and my transitional care family for keeping me safe and snuggly. Thanks to my family for supporting me no matter what. Lastly, I’m appreciative to my birth mother for enduring this difficult decision of giving me a life she couldn’t provide. I love where I am today, and I’d never change a thing.
About Sarah Marie
Sarah attended elementary, junior high, and high school in Arlington, Texas. She has always been recognized for her sweet nature and for sticking up for others. She was involved in cheerleading, competition cheer, varsity choir, and her favorite of the four; competition show choir! Alongside graduating from Arlington High School in the top of her class as an Honor Grad due to her 3.75 GPA, Sarah was awarded several scholarships as well as the principal’s award. She is looking forward to attending a local college and pursuing her dream to make a difference for people and animals.
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