On Feb 17, 2003, I went to court in Pskov, Russia. It was a unique experience on its own. The environment was a little scary because of the prisoners, but also because of the impact the decision of the day would have on my life and my future daughter. She was 18 months old and had the biggest blue eyes. Ten days later, on the overnight train to Moscow, I was told she would sleep on the bed across from me and wouldn’t fall. Instead, she slept the in my bed and I stayed awake!
From the Graduate
To me adoption is something I embrace. It is crazy how someone adopting me when I was 18 months old, bringing me across the world and into a loving family would change my life forever. Adoption is a thing to always celebrate and will always be celebrated in my family. I hope that in the future I can make a difference in the life of others.
Lauren was a part of the Grapevine Faith Varsity Swim team all four years of high school. She was a TAPPS State Swim qualifier for the year of 2017, 2018, and 2020. She was part of the Student Council in 2017 and 2018. Lauren was a VASE Art Gold Medal winner in 2019. She was a State TAPPS ART qualifier in 2020. Lauren was certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard in 2018. She will be attending TCCC in the fall and eventually transfer to a school with a program for pediatric occupational therapy.
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