Beauty Revived has joined with Adoption.com to bring you 50 Most Inspiring Adoption Stories. We have found 50 amazing photographers with big hearts to donate a session to tell the story of an inspiring adoption story in their community.
Photography by Caroljean Strawn of Full Life Photography
Meet Bobby and Michelle Majors. They are Beauty Revived.
For Michelle, her interest in international adoption began back in 1995 when she was listening to a story about the plight of Chinese orphans on the radio. “I knew this was the beginning of God placing international adoption on my heart,“ says Michelle. Her husband, on the other hand, was more cautious about the process. However, it didn’t take much for him to change his mind. It wasn’t just Michelle’s persuasiveness that changed his mind, it was also the course of many encounters that confirmed their calling to adopt.
Fast forward two years, and they were overjoyed to receive a picture of their beautiful “China Angel.” Only one month later, a sobbing Chinese foster mother placed Michelle’s almost one-year-old daughter in her arms forever. “There was obviously so much love and connection between my daughter and her foster family,” says Michelle. “I received something very few families do…a letter from the family who had taken care of her. It told of what an incredible baby she had been and how much they loved her. Their whole family was brokenhearted, but knew she would have a better life in America. They had taken incredible care of her, and she was in excellent health.”
Life back in Tennessee was good for the new branch of the Major’s family. Michelle and Bobby were quite content with their one-child family lifestyle, but their “China Angel,” they now called, Tiffany, decided she wanted a baby sister. “I told her that if she wanted a baby sister she was going to have to ask God. And she did…every night at the end of her prayers, she would say, “And if You want me to have a sister, please give me one.” Those words are etched in my memory forever,” recalls Michelle.
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