Borgmeier's Recognized For 6 Adoptions
November is National Adoption Month and for one family, adoption has changed their lives multiple times.
A large family was always the goal, but that objective didn't start out the way they'd hoped.
It took six years and three losses for Scott and Corralee Borgmeier to successfully have their first baby, Arianna.
Following Grant, who was born soon after, the Borgmeier's lost two more babies, thus bringing up the idea of adoption.
A little less than a decade later, the family expanded to nine children, six of whom are adopted.
Arianna- 15 years old
Grant- 14 years old
Persia- 12 years old (adopted through foster care in twin cities)
Baylia- 11 years old (adopted from Guatemala)
Adaylia- 9 years old
Aryanna- 8 years old (adopted through foster care in twin cities)
Calliope- 7 years old (adopted from sibling group in Utah)
Ashton- 6 years old (adopted through foster care in twin cities)
Ben- 5 years old (adopted from sibling group in Utah)
With such a large group under one roof, the kids adapted to the lifestyle and formed bonds to strengthen not only themselves but their siblings.
Scott said "Learn to share, kids learn more responsibilities and how to get along with each other."
Adoption can be a challenging process, especially bringing in kids who have had a troubled childhood.
Although this family showcases a love that can't be matched, for some of those adopted, coming into a new home was difficult.
12-year-old Persia said "Very difficult...because it's actually hard living in a new family that I just know."
Yet, a powerful bond doesn't come without resiliency and these five to 15–year–olds have powered through and are enjoying life with their brothers and sisters.
Of course, adopting a child is a big decision for parents, but the Borgmeiers emphasize it's all about the kids.
Mother Corralee said "Adoption isn't about us. It's not really about a family wanting a baby or another child, it's about a child needing a family and once God pierces your heart with that, you say 'yes'".
Scott and Corralee say they aren't looking to expand, for they are content with the amount of energy these nine children provide.
- KEYC 12