Adoption Story by Drew {Guest Post}

(Yay! I’m so excited about this post because it brings a new perspective from our previous stories! We met Drew and his brothers a few years ago, and liked them all immediately. We even had the [amusing!] pleasure of having all three brothers in a ballroom dance class for teens. 😉 When I contacted him, I wasn’t sure if he’d be willing to tell his story, but I’m so glad he did. Thank you, Drew, for sharing your story – and your heart.)

So I don’t normally do this. I’m a quiet person to start with, and sharing personal things has always been a weak point of mine, but when I was asked to do this I couldn’t say no. Whether I like it or not, being adopted has influenced and helped make decisions for my life.

My story doesn’t even begin with me but with my adoptive parents. Who up to that point in 1990 couldn’t have children. They went through the process of adopting, which led to the contact of our now dear family friend Paco. It was surely a God thing for them all to meet, because Paco had a young 16 year old girl from Mexico who was pregnant and almost at that time to give birth.

My biological father (whoever he was) ran out on the girl when he found out she was pregnant. I don’t know what led my biological mom, 16 and alone, to choose life for me. She must have had been an extraordinary woman to go through with that.

But on May 18, 1990, I was born. My adoptive parents were already there in Mexico and waiting, and within the week were taking me back to Georgia. My parents have always been kind of vague about the whole process, but at the same time I never asked, because to me this has always been and always will be my family.
I’m 20 now, and I’m blessed with three other brothers and a sister. It’s as if as soon as I was adopted, the womb was opened for my mom. Growing up in this family has been the biggest blessing of my life. It’s only been recently in the past year or two that I’ve truly realized that, and it only shows that blessing are only noticed when we let ourselves become aware of them. For the longest time I dealt with insecurity and even shame of being adopted, and lashed out any way I could. I felt betrayed by my biological parents, and felt I had no worth since they seemed to so easily give me up. And because I didn’t know them, I always wondered — and still kind of wonder — what part of me is me, and what part is from them.

But as I said, I am BLESSED. About two years ago, when I turned 18 my life took a turn for the better. My relationship with God expanded and has continued to grow into something beyond what I deserve from Him. I see no difference between myself and my family, and the friends I have are the best. I just completed my first quarter at college and have been working at the same job for almost five years now. And for almost two years now, I have been playing drums regularly for my church.

The reason I share all this is to show that God is good and always has our best interest at heart. We may not realize it, or we may choose to ignore it, but He is faithful, and whether we choose to acknowledge it, He is always looking out for us.

As was my case, I chose to ignore the blessings that were so obviously in front of me, but as I’ve let God direct me, I know that I am blessed and that I’m continually blessed. I know God has placed me in this family for a reason and I’m excited to see where He will lead me.

My family isn’t perfect, no family is. But there’s love and we’re constantly trying to build each other up. Our parents provide and give us the best they can to make life amazing, and they are the best parents I could ask for. I wouldn’t trade this life for anything.


Do you have a positive adoption story of your own to share? If so, contact me!

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GA -GA (Julie Spoor)

Drew was a beautiful baby with dark downy hair and a serious face. He was always warm and I held him until my arm ached. I’m sorry you struggled Drew. You gave me my special nickname; I’ll always go by Ga-Ga with you and your siblings. Hope you know you are loved.


Thanks for sharing your story. It is nice to hear a positive adoption story from and adoptee’s perspective.


You truly are a gift from God. Many of us prayed for you long before you “became” a Meadows. As you now know, God ALWAYS had you in mind for the Meadows family. And we are so glad that God knows more than we! Love you.


Drew, Thank you so much for sharing. Your story is so wonderful and could surely be so beneficial to other (younger) adopted children who are just now going through some of the same struggles you did! What a hero your young mother was to choose life for you. Now, God can use you to bless the world.


Thank you for sharing your story, Drew! I love what you said about God always looking out for us. It is SO true. My youngest sister was adopted when I was 15 years old (she was a baby) and she is now 13. I am constantly amazed at how God brought her to us. Adoption is such a miracle – from all sides of the story!


Wow! Never heard my sons side of the story before. Your dad and I were so blessed the night you were laid in my arms. I knew from that moment you were ours and nothing was going to seperate us. Yes, we tried for many years to have a baby but God had a bigger plan. You have made us both very proud. I love you my son! Mom


You are truly and BLESSING and a CHILD of GOD! We love you very much and are so glad we know you!!!!Thanks for sharing your heart.


I have never known any baby more loved or wanted than you were. Your story is great.


WOW! That was an amazing glimpse into your heart. Thanks for having the courage to share your past and present situation. Those whom love you are much more expansive than the ones that live under the same roof as you. You and your miracle adoption have touched so many and will continue to touch many more in the years to come. If I can borrow a title from my favorite movie… You truly do have a wonderful life. The Hill family loves you very much.


I came across your blog a few months back in searching stuff about adoption.
I am adopted also and I have just really been battling with the decision to find my birth parents. Much of this story (the rebellion and blindness to blessings, feeling worthless etc.) have been the same things I have battled with most of my life until a few years back.
Thank you for sharing! 🙂

Angie in GA

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being willing to open up and share your heart like this!! You story………….your heart has truly blessed me. I am going to share it with my 9 and 7 yr old adopted boys because I think God will use your story to bless them also!!! I know that God will continue to pour out His amazing love and blessings on you as you REST in HIM!!!