Jacob - Bright Futures 2020

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 5/9/20 10:35 AM


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Jacob_BabyThe Baby House is an indelible memory, a hand-drawn picture of a woman on the front. We have a video walking up to the door; German turns back and says, "come on" as he waves us in. "Come on, come meet your son, welcome to your new life, come in, and be changed forever." It is difficult to describe how we felt the first time we laid eyes on Jacob. Our breath was taken away: our hearts pounded. He smiled with this incredibly mischievous and curious gleam in his eye, like he knew he was going home.

From the Graduate

I've grown up knowing I was adopted. Being the oldest of three kids, all adopted from Russia at different times, I've experienced adoption from the eyes of a baby being adopted to the eyes of a child traveling with my parents to adopt a younger sister and later a younger brother. Adoption just seems natural to me. I value my story and my heritage. It is a part of who I am, and I appreciate knowing I can be a person with a unique background and a kid from Texas at the same time.

About Jacob

Jacob played cello in his high school's symphonic orchestra for three years, won awards for solo and ensemble performances, and earned All-Region recognition for two years. Jacob was a two-year letterman in archery and qualified for the state tournament. In his summers, Jacob worked as a camp counselor doing everything from working the ropes course to chasing his six and seven-year old campers. After graduation, Jacob plans to attend the college where he will study history.

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Topics: Adoption Stories, Gladney Adoptee, Bright Futures Publication, Gladney Graduate

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