Hi, I am Jason and I am going to be writing this as a guest writer for The Wheels of Grace.
This is going to be the story of how adoption has changed my life to what it is now. I was taken by the state of Kansas at the age of 2. Not because my parents were bad parents, they just weren’t ready to parent a child. My biological dad has two degrees in computer science, he was a very smart man but didn’t make very smart decisions which lead him going to jail.
My mom she just wasn’t able to take care of me because she had some mental disabilities. The state didn’t let her take care of me because she was incapable of taking care of a kid on her own.
I didn’t know what was going on because I was so young.
The stuff I do remember is being put in the system and traveling from foster home to foster home. Out of all the foster homes I was put in I remember a foster home in Burlington, Colorado. The kind foster parents were Jan and Bob Churchwell. Most of their family were adopted by this lovely couple. I was going to be a part of their family until they introduced me to a family from Yuma, CO. That was the Sanchez family. They came down to see me and they did end up adopting me. But, before adopting me they had to do lots and lots of paperwork.
Whey they did adopt me I remember having to drive all the way to Denver to the court house. We had to wait a while before our case number was up. It was hard to stay still being a 4 year old boy. So we played Uno which made the time seem to go by much quicker. When it was our turn, we went into the courtroom and ended up being adopted that day.
I remember taking a picture with the Judge and then afterwards we went to Chuck E. Cheese and played.
After that we headed back to Yuma, Colorado where I still live today with my adoptive family.
Jason Sanchez was adopted at age 5 and is now 16 years old. He often jokes that he isn’t adopted. In our house we believe in talking about adoption openly. Adoption is a positive word that can change, not only the lives of kids, but the lives of their adopted families as well. Don’t forget to participate in Orphan Sunday this Sunday November 8th. You may have the chance to change someone’s life.
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