When thinking about adoption, the first image that comes to mind is of a happily married couple looking to start or expand their family. However, more and more men and women prefer to become single parents, and adoption is a great option for them.
Although not having the support of a partner can be a great challenge, there are those who show us that their enormous capacity to love is not limited to adopting just once.
After a trip to serve in an orphanage in Ecuador when she was 15 years old, Beth Blyde, from Indiana, USA, knew it was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
After finishing university, he wanted to work in an orphanage abroad.
At 23 years old, Beth was determined to adopt and although everyone thought it was crazy to become a single mother at such a young age, nothing stopped her from listening to the voice of her heart. A year later, determined Beth welcomed little sisters Sadie and Ava, ages two and four, respectively, into her home.
However, the change in Beth’s life was so radical that despite her conviction, no matter how hard she tried to play the role of mother, she felt defeated. She even thought of giving up more than once and she came to consider that it was better to take the girls back to the orphanage.
But Beth did not give up, on the contrary, despite the great challenge that debuting as a mother represented for her, without knowledge and without the support of a partner, ten months after the double adoption she opened her arms again and accepted a newborn baby. born, Nora, one month old, who became the new member of the family.
In 2017, Beth decided to legalize the adoption of the three girls and with it came the determination to close the door of her house for a while in order to strengthen the bond with her daughters.
However, in July 2018, she opened her heart to a fourth girl, a premature baby named Mia, who was waiting for her in the incubator. Four months later, the biological mother of her third daughter had another baby, Lucy, and asked Beth to take care of her, as she was sure that no one could love her as she would.
So I was a single mother of five and people were constantly telling me that I would never find a husband because of the girls.
Although Beth attempted to find a mate through the apps dating, gave up hope when none worked. However, when he least expected it, life had a surprise for him. In 2020 she met Marc, her now husband, who interviewed her for a podcast about the orphanage.
The crush was mutual, because they had so many things in common that they soon realized that they were made for each other. Later that year, Beth and Marc moved in together and decided to get engaged. Marc was the father of two children, product of his previous relationship.
We are honored to be a part of the lives of others. Once we were random strangers and now we are a family. It’s a privilege.
In 2021 they got married and Marc adopted all five of Beth’s daughters. Now they became a young couple with a big family, in a noisy and loving house.