Adoption – It Makes a Difference

There’s Something Special About a Family that Chooses You

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amara Timberlake,
Defense Media Activity 

For some people, family consists of blood relatives. For others, the Navy is the only family they’ve ever known.

Being surrounded by a blend of different people from all walks of life can be strangely soothing especially when they’re all you’ve got. It’s a fact; you can’t choose who you’re related to, but like a Navy family, there is something special about a family that chooses you.

Legalman 1st Class Abigail Allen remembers the moment she chose to be a parent.

“I look back now and I kind of think of it as one of those out-of-body experiences,” said Allen.

Allen’s close friend and shipmate was stationed in Bahrain when she called Allen for advice. She had just found out she was pregnant and didn’t know what to do. She asked Allen if she would take her baby.

“I said yes,” said Allen. “It just clicked.”

Read more at All Hands Online

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