This episode is gonna give you all the feels friends, so brew yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Unless you are driving. Then stay focused and alert, but still enjoy this episode.
Jeremy was on the podcast on Episode 47: Interview with a Sharp Adoptee and Foster Dad back in March of this year. He mentioned that he had been gifted with an Ancestry.com gift from his wife, and he wanted to see if he had any siblings out there. WELP. He got what he was looking for. And he also got something he wasn’t looking for – HIS BIO DAD!!!
We hope that you enjoy this episode. We know that not every adoption story has this outcome, and it can be devastating. We don’t want to be insensitive to that. But we do want to celebrate with Jeremy who was able to be reunited with his birth dad – Papa Jeff.
We also want to always be respectful of our guests, so we didn’t ask a ton of questions in this interview. We wanted to let Jeremy and Jeff tell their story! (Even though we did try to lay copyright claims on it so we could turn it into a Hallmark Christmas movie!)
But major kudos to every single member of Jeff and Jeremy’s families for all the major changes they faced this year! The Adoption Triad is something that is SO important in helping Adoptees to feel supported, and that is comprised of the Adoptee, their bio family, and their adoptive family. Jeremy’s entire family has just been such a beautiful example of what it looks like to lovingly embrace every new member of Jeremy’s family. This takes so much humility and self-control, and we commend everyone who works hard to make the Adoption Triad work well for the sake of their child!
A little more on Jeremy: he is a good friend of ours. He is married to Grace, who was a guest on our podcast, on episode 45. Together they have 2 boys, and a little foster daughter. Jeremy works at Stewardship, the company that handles all of our insurance, mortgages, financial stuff! We were once guests on his podcast, The Defining Stewardship Podcast. We highly recommend Stewardship for any and every service they provide!
“For the revelation (vision) awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it will certainly come
and will not delay.”
This was actually Jeremy’s verse that he shared back in March, and it’s even more BEAUTIFUL in light of all that has happened this year!
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