Making the decision to foster a child is a big one. You are bringing a child into your house as a foster parent.
This child may appear to be an outsider at first, but he or she quickly becomes a valued member of the family.
When the children they bring into their home are ready to leave, whether to return to their family, to a new foster home, or to be adopted by another family, it can be difficult for foster parents.
Over 120 children have been fostered by the McIntosh family.
Jordan McIntosh, one of these children, has been a foster child in their house since the day he was born.
The McIntosh family fell in love with him right away and decided to adopt him.
Jordan’s mother, Ingeborg McIntosh, said, “They placed him in my arms and it was love at first sight.”
Adoption took four years to complete. Ingeborg had to battle for him to be accepted as a member of their family.
Jordan’s birth mother desired that he “get into either an African American or a biracial home.”
Jordan was formally adopted when he was four years old, and the McIntosh family was the only one who could take him.
Jordan will be eternally grateful to the McIntosh family for providing him with a loving home.
He knows how hard his mother, Ingeborg McIntosh, worked for him to be adopted into their family, and it was an easy decision for him to fight for her.
Jordan’s mother was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease 27 years after he was placed in the McIntosh family as a foster child.
Ingeborg had anticipated the necessity for a kidney transplant. Jordan checked to see if he could donate one of his kidneys to his mother without her knowledge.
“I feel like this was my calling in life, I think,” Jordan added. I want to be able to do more for her as I grow older, but for now, it’s the least I can do.”
“Everything she’s done for me since I was a kid, I just wanted to repay her and show her how much I appreciate her,” he added.
Jordan’s optimistic message to everyone who hears his tale is that “something good is coming your way.”
In the video below, Jordan and Ingeborg discuss this subject in greater detail.
What have you done for your parents that goes above and beyond?