When I was in college, I had two dreams – to volunteer abroad somewhere and to become a Special Education teacher. Through persistence and a little serendipity, I was able to fulfill both. In 2008, I had the opportunity to volunteer with Orphanage Support Services Organization (OSSO) in Ecuador for the summer, working primarily in their special needs orphanage. I was confident it would be impactful, but it proved to be an even more incredible experience than I could have ever imagined because it is what ultimately inspired me to want to adopt.
Read the rest of the J2 family adoption story here.