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I want to reintroduce myself 👋 i’m lacey i am 29 years old. i myself am an adoptee. i was adopted as an infant. i personally have had a wonderful adoption and family and feel extremely blessed my birth mother placed me with my family. i had such a great experience that my entire life i wanted to adopt a child myself. so 6 months ago my husband and i became parents to an amazing baby boy banning, his birth mother bravely and selflessly places him with us, and we are so honored we get to love on him forever. when i speak on this page i am speaking from my experience as an adoptee, i’m not speaking on behalf of all adoptees. i’m hoping that my experience can help your family understand and navigate through your own adoption journeys. there are no two adoptions journeys the same. i believe adoption rocks, and is beautiful, it gave me my family (mom, dad, siblings, etc.), and my son. that doesn’t mean there is no loss for others, and not everyone feels the same (adoptees, birth mother’s, adoptive parents) i personally choose to look at it as i get lots of love! love my from my family and birth family. on this page i speak as a adoptee and an adoptive mother. i try and tell of my journey to banning, but not his story, and go into details, that is his story to tell not mine. he is my son, so i also post about my love for him, and our mother son relationship. my goal on here is to share my own experience and hope in some way it helps the adoption community.
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with that said, i am getting a little tired of the people dismissing what i have to say like i’m not an adoptee myself, or i can’t voice how i feel. adoption is all about the adoptee! listen to yours whether you are an adoptive parent or birth mother. i’m tired of being told how i feel isn’t right, or that adoption doesn’t rock, and the list goes on and on. talking about adoption can bring triggers for everyone involved, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion and experience. let’s be kind. this is a safe space for everyone.
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4 hours ago comment 45 star 185

Tamekia swint you made my whole night!!! you are doing incredible work, and speaking as an adoptee, who sat through frustrating hair sessions and being told my hair was unimaginable. you offer hope, your work is healing, you are helping build bonds between mother and child through hair. most importantly you are allowing for adopted kids to finally feel understood, they aren't alone and they got you to guide them through their hair journey. i had to share this video it hit home wayy to much and i know a lot of other mom's here can relate 🙏🙏🙏🙏. let me know how i can help ♥️
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tamekia swint is the owner of stylez 4 kids (@styles4kidznfp ), a hair salon outside of chicago, illinois that teaches transracial families how to care for black hair. in this safe space, mixed race, foster and adoptive kids are empowered to love their natural hair and parents can learn how to style their child, without judgment or negative criticism. . @60secdocs
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#blackhair #blackhairstyles #adoption #adoptionrocks #fosterlove #fostercare #salon #haireducation #adoptee #curlygirls #curlsandconfidence #curlkids #frobabies #afro #cutekids #kids #fosterhome #adoptionjourney

3 days ago comment 55 star 1,819

Tamekia swint you made my whole night!!! you are doing incredible work, and speaking as an adoptee, who sat through frustrating hair sessions and being told my hair was unimaginable. you offer hope, your work is healing, you are helping build bonds between mother and child through hair. most importantly you are allowing for adopted kids to finally feel understood, they aren't alone and they got you to guide them through their hair journey. i had to share this video it hit home wayy to much and i know a lot of other mom's here can relate 🙏🙏🙏🙏. let me know how i can help ♥️
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tamekia swint is the owner of stylez 4 kids (@styles4kidznfp ), a hair salon outside of chicago, illinois that teaches transracial families how to care for black hair. in this safe space, mixed race, foster and adoptive kids are empowered to love their natural hair and parents can learn how to style their child, without judgment or negative criticism. . @60secdocs
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#blackhair #blackhairstyles #adoption #adoptionrocks #fosterlove #fostercare #salon #haireducation #adoptee #curlygirls #curlsandconfidence #curlkids #frobabies #afro #cutekids #kids #fosterhome #adoptionjourney

3 days ago comment 4 star 806

Yesterday this one said to me “i’m so sorry your majesty!” 😳🤣🤣 i’m running with this one 😆

4 hours ago comment 15 star 598

“today we officially adopted our oldest kiddo, mason.”

📸 = @zachking

last month comment 21 star 834

“for years, i’ve wanted nothing more than to be a mom.

i saw children in our future and when i looked at sean i saw what an amazing father he would be.

we thought about going through in vitro fertilization to have a “biological” child, but in my heart, i knew that we could give a child in need a good home.

from the pain and heartache of infertility, i saw that god could make beauty from ashes.

i suddenly started realizing that maybe god had another plan for us in building our family and earnestly started looking into adoption.

broken families are far too common and, for me, choosing adoption is a way to change the course of a child’s life and provide them a family that gives unconditional love and support.”

📸 =@sneubanks // read more of the eubanks family by visiting the link in our bio.

2 weeks ago comment 20 star 740

We are hoping to adopt again! 🎉

📸 = @kaitlin_harris

last month comment 17 star 855

Palmer adoption fact: i just knew it was time to start working on our adoption and told riley. he had felt the same (crazy how the spirit can work on both of you and you both have no idea) but we would not be using an agency and would try and find our birth mom ourselves. this terrified me bc i loved our agency and loved that they held our hand the whole way. i was the one of little faith in this instances. i probably could have done more on my part to find her but the lord knew exactly what he was doing. i will never forget the day i got a message from the kindest follower. i was sitting in the airport and looked up the expectant mother. a wave of calmness came over me. not excitement, or this is it kind of feeling. just calm. this situation wasn’t like all the other expectant mothers who reached out to us. i knew this situation was different and yes i cried the first time we spoke. but i didn’t know this was it. i sometimes go back on those first conversations and see if there was any hint that this was the one. no, there wasn’t. but that’s adoption, it’s all built on faith. faith in the lord, faith in the adoptive family and faith in your birth mom. honey’s adoption was built on faith 🍯💕

Yesterday comment 36 star 1,949

A mom:
emotional, yet the rock.
tired, but keeps going.
worried, but full of hope.
impatient, but patient.
overwhelmed, but never quits.
amazing, even though doubted.
wonderful, even in the chaos.
life changer, every single day.
💗💗💗

2 days ago comment 31 star 1,562