Cate's father and I prayed for so long for a child, and the wait once we had our referral felt like an eternity. When we finally arrived to take her home, she started to cry. She looked around, not knowing who to go to, and I picked her up. She put her arms around my neck and held on as if she was determined to not let me put her down. My daughter needed me, and I was finally able to be there for her. It was one of the most important moments of my life.
FROM THE GRADUATE
Knowing that I started in one life and, through adoption, came to a completely different one has given me a sense of God's calling and the ability to change a life. As a result, I intend to spend my life after graduation serving those who also have a need to see the power and impact of God's mercy.
Cate played volleyball and basketball in high school. She participated in Mock Trial and served as her Student Council Treasurer. She was very involved in her community through National Charity League, and volunteered for such organizations as Make a Wish, Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, and many others. She is narrowing her choices of a four-year university and will be living in either Texas or Alabama when she begins her studies in the fall, focusing on international relations.
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