Adoption is a beautiful experience. It means a family wants you to be a part of their family. They don’t need to have the same genetic code as yours for you to consider them a part of them.
A 21-year-old young black woman created a touching tribute to her adoptive parents.
Adoption occurs when children who cannot be raised by their biological parents become full and legal permanent members of another family. In fact, about 135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year. There are also a lot of cases of intercountry adoption.
Intercountry adoption is the process of adopting a child from another and then bringing that child to your country of residence to live with you permanently. Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad. It’s the same way with other countries. There are families who are residents from other countries who adopt children from the United States.
One of those children who were luckily adopted was Mandisa.
Mandisa Zenaya Mlitwa is a 21-year-old South African woman who was adopted by loving white parents. She is extremely grateful for them because she always felt loved every single day. Whenever she wakes up in the morning, she is greeted by sweet hugs.
Whenever she’s in trouble, her dad is always one call away. She was blessed to have the best adoptive parents. Sadly, her mother passed away from cancer in March 2020. So now, it’s just her and her father, whom she likes to call “pops.”
Mandisa’s father treated her like a princess.
He would always open doors for her, give her warm hugs each day, makes her breakfast, take her out on lunches, and washes her hair! She can even talk to her dad about dating because he wasn’t against it. He knows what was best for her, so he supports her.
They are extremely close that people think he is her sugar daddy. Mandisa and her dad just laugh it off. They just have a hard time believing they are a father-and-daughter, probably because of the different color of their skin.
Other people’s opinions didn’t matter because she was loved by her parents and that was everything she needs.
To show her, love, she posted a heartwarming tribute to her parents on Facebook.
“I wanna take this opportunity and thank God for putting these wonderful people in my path. I am an adopted child. I feel loved every single day, I wake up in the morning, and I am hugged. I call when I am in trouble, and my dad is right there within a short space of time.
This month last year, we lost my mom to cancer, so now it is just my pops and I. I always laugh when we are out and people think he is my sugar daddy. Angilazi uthando olungaka!!! They clothed me and took me to school and didn’t expect anything in return!!
I feel loved every single day. My dad, he takes me out on lunches, he opens doors for me, he hugs me every day, tells me he loves me, helps me wash my hair njalo mangikade ngilukile, he makes me breakfast and I’m 21!!
He buys me my favorite foods and drinks…he is my best friend!! I can even talk to him about dating. He is so cool!! Thank you, God, you took my mom, but I still feel loved, and I will forever be grateful for her and my dad taking me in and loving me like their very own. RIP, mom.”
Indeed, a person can show love to anyone regardless of color, race, gender, ethnicity, or age.
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