For everyone who has been a part of an adoption process, you know it’s a long and painful one. Although sometimes it can all look like the best part of your life, you really need to endure a lot and have the greatest patience in the world. Ingeborg McIntosh went through a lot to adopt her son Jordan. He was a little baby when she took him as her foster child, but spend years trying to convince his birth mother to let her adopt him, only because she was white, and Jordan black. Years later, however, something unpleasant happens, and you have yet to see how this seemingly happy-ending story actually ended.
The McIntosh family from Arizona have fostered 125 kids over the years, but this was the only one who stole their hearts.
“They placed him in my arms and it was love at first sight,” Ingeborg says.
Jordan was raised in Ingeborg’s home, but his biological mother didn’t want the family to adopt him. Apparently, she wanted her child to be adopted by black or biracial parents.
As years went by, it was impossible for Jordan to find a family, so when he was 4, Igenborg finally adopted hm.
“He was a part of the family, no matter what,” says Ingeborg.
Two decades later, in 2014, Ingeborg received heartbreaking news. She had polycystic kidney disease and needed a kidney transplant immediately. That’s when her son stood up and secretly decided to help his mom. Jordan booked an appointment to see if he was a match for a transplant. Good news, he was!
“I feel like this was my calling in life, I guess,” Jordan says for the media. “Hopefully, I can do more for her as I get older, but for the moment, it’s the least I could do.”
When Ingeborg found out about his plan, he insisted that he shouldn’t do it, but his mind was made up.
He got emotional when he spoke for the media. “Everything she’s done for me since I was a kid, I just wanted to give it back to her, and show her how much I appreciate her.”
The surgery went well and the story has the happiest ending.
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