The decision to foster a kid is a significant one. As a foster parent, you are welcoming a child into your home. At first, this kid may appear to be an outsider, but he or she quickly becomes a treasured member of the family.
It can be tough for foster parents when the children they bring into their home are ready to leave, whether to return to their family, to a new care home, or to be adopted by another family.
The McIntosh family has fostered almost 120 children. Jordan McIntosh, one of these children, has lived in their home as a foster child since the day he was born. The McIntosh family immediately fell in love with him and chose to adopt him.
“They placed him in my arms, and it was love at first sight,” Jordan’s mother, Ingeborg McIntosh, said.
It took four years to complete the adoption process. Ingeborg had to fight for his acceptance as a member of their family. Jordan’s birth mother wished for him to “grow up in either an African American or a multicultural environment.” Jordan was formally adopted at the age of four, and the McIntosh family was the only ones who could accept him.
Jordan will be eternally grateful to the McIntosh family for giving him a warm and nurturing home. He understands how hard his mother, Ingeborg McIntosh, worked for him to be adopted into their family, so fighting for her was an easy decision.
Jordan’s mother was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease 27 years after he was put as a foster child with the McIntosh family. Ingeborg had foreseen the need for a kidney transplant. Jordan investigated whether he could donate one of his kidneys to his mother without his mother’s knowing.
“I think this was my calling in life,” Jordan continued. ” I want to be able to do more for her as I get older, but for the time being, it’s the least I can do.”
“I simply wanted to repay her and show her how much I appreciate all she’s done for me since I was a kid,” he added.
Jordan’s message to everyone who hears his story is that “something good is on its way.”
Jordan and Ingeborg go into additional detail about this in the video below.
What have you done for your parents that goes above and beyond?