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John & Tera

John Tera Family

John & Tera

John, Tera, and big sister Maddie welcomed Frankie home in the spring of 2018!
“I honestly can’t believe how lucky we were to have found and worked with St. Mary’s. Like most adoptive parents I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and works out the way it was meant to, but the fact that we ended up with two amazing kids after two relatively seamless adoptions still seems like a miracle. We were able to be at the hospital when our daughter was born, which was such a gift after struggling with infertility. We maintain a relationship with her birth mother and are grateful every day that we get to raise such a beautiful, spunky kiddo. We met our son when he was 2 weeks old since he came to St. Mary’s through the Safe Haven system. While much is unknown about his birth family, there is no question that he completes our family perfectly. I can’t imagine our household without his energy and his laughter. I’m sure parents of all types are in awe of the children in their life, but for adoptive parents, there is a very real feeling that we received an extraordinary gift every single day.” -Tera & John

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