Carson - Bright Futures 2019

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/17/19 4:16 PM


Carson - Gladney Bright FuturesPARENT QUOTE

From the first moment, we turned to each other and softly spoke the word, "Daddy". Carson's resemblance to his maternal grandfather was striking. Carson's big blue eyes were captivating. His smile was infectious. He was love at first sight. I recall leaving the site by train. Carson holding onto the rail and peering out in awe of the fresh breeze.


Not everyone has two birthdays, but I do. I celebrate the day I was born in Russia and my adoption birthday. Although adoption does not define me daily, it does set up the dual nature of my life. At times, my thoughts turn to how life could have been different. In reality, I boarded the Delta baby flight to begin my life's journey. I have been totally surrounded by love and support. My life stretched beyond my small home town to a religious day school, which afforded me the opportunity to travel to Israel. I am approaching graduation at a prestigious charter high school.
Carson - Gladney Bright Futures


The first 10 years were filled with opportunities to play, learn, and socialize. As a middle schooler, Carson celebrated his Bar Mitzvah. For the past six years, he was a member of a swim team and qualified for regional and state competitions. He worked as a waterpark lifeguard. His senior project was community beautification. Carson has a love for nature and landscaping. He is quite artistic, having been published in the local newspaper. He traveled with his parents and museums and natural phenomena top his list of must-see locations. Carson will attend a state university and major in either health sciences or international business with a minor in Chinese.

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