Today I shared a bit of my story live. Please check out the above video.
God truly does things in His own timing, and I am forever grateful for His mercy and love. He has given me so many blessings especially my adoptive family who loved and raised me unselfishly. They taught me how to love, give freely, and to always be there for each other no matter what.
But recently God gave me another wonderful blessing of finding part of my birth family. My birth mother, Inis Waren, gave me up for adoption in 1967. Only when she gave birth to me, she used the name Katherine Waren. This made finding my birth family a bit more difficult.
It was only because of doing my DNA through Ancestry.com and 23andme that I was able to find a cousin who responded to me after I had reached out to him. From that point on I have been on the road of discovering where I came from.
Adoption is such a wonderful gift to both the child and to the adopting family. If you or someone you know is considering adopting or giving a child up for adoption, please think it through and bless everyone involved. I am grateful for the great blessing of adoption and the wonderful families I have in my life.