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A Journey of Adoption & Healing: Part One | How Adopting a Child Healed My Own Heart

A Journey of Adoption & Healing: Part One | How Adopting a Child Healed My Own Heart

By Christine Alisa, MS

Contact me Chris@ChristineAlisa.com or at 562-619-5883.

Follow me on web www.ChristineAlisa.com

I remember the day in November I first starting hearing in my head, “Get ready, June is coming.” I had no idea what this voice meant, but urgency was growing to adopt a child, so I contacted an attorney. Within months we had sent out 1,000 letters to agencies all around the country.  Within a week we got the call.

A young woman said a family had changed their minds about adopting her baby and asked if we could come and get her.  In a whirlwind of magical moments, we connected with the birth mom and my daughter was born May 21st 1993, two weeks early, according to the doctor.  She would have been born in June, hence the voice was right.

It felt like a miracle to me.  I instantly bonded and went about my daily routine of becoming a mom.  Thus, began a journey full of challenges and emotional roller-coaster experiences.  I could write volumes on the years of joy I experienced raising my precious daughter.

One of the biggest challenges turned out to be the discovery that she had Dyslexia.  I have always thought that children develop at different levels, but I got concerned when so much pressure was put on her in Kindergarten to read. She was struggling.

I shared my concern with a fellow therapist and she suggested that I take her to a Vision Therapy doctor.  That’s when my life took a turn.  The doctor said her vision problem was so severe that she needed to be tested thoroughly and should start vision therapy.  For almost three years I took her to vision therapy. Her eyes were not working together and that by using different exercises and perceptual experiences it could be corrected.  The doctor told me that one out of six children have some sort of learning disability. Thankfully by the fourth grade the Dyslexia was gone, but academically she was falling behind.

Feeling like I had hit critical mass again, I looked for a private school for her.  Through a recommendation from another fellow therapist, I found a local school and her real academic life took a turn. Her teachers expertly brought her academics up to the standard of her abilities.  Even though she experienced bullying in that middle school, she tells me now the education made all the difference for her future.  She went on to receive her BA in Communications, spent a year in Taiwan teaching abroad and is now studying for her teaching credential.  I am very proud of the young woman she has become. I thought my heart could not be more full, and yet there was more to come…

 

Please look for Part Two in the next issue of Radiance for more of “A Journey of Adoption and Healing.” Included will be my daughter’s relationship with her birth mother and with the hurdles that transpired.  The emotional healing that ensued through her past life regressions, shamanic healing, Reiki and others is an integral part to this story.

 

Contact me Chris@ChristineAlisa.com or at 562-619-5883.

Follow me on web www.ChristineAlisa.com

 

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