Part 2: Adopted Daughter Tries to Adopt Her Half-Brother!
If you tuned in on Wednesday, you discovered that courageous Abby Geotz, 33, who was abused as a child, went on to live a beautiful and productive life, happily married to Mike and a mom to three kids.
A couple years back, Abby searched and found her biological family, including a sister whom she remains close to today. Abby finally met her biological mother — who put her up for adoption when Abby was just four months old — last September 2010.
“When I found my biological mother, I also found out that I also had a 4-year-old half-brother still in her custody,” says Abby.
Though Abby does not want to malign her “bio-mom” Abby admits her half-brother was not in a healthy environment. “My husband and I drove to Grand Forks, ND the very next day (after their contact) and spent two days with my mother and my half-brother.”
Just 10 days after that historical visit, Abby received an email from her biological grandmother stating that once again, her biological mother had placed young Cody (Abby’s half-brother) into foster care, and then the mother had literally jumped a train to Montana.
Poor little boy. Enter, Abby and her family!
“I immediately contacted Grand Forks County Social Services and started the process of becoming his foster family. He was officially placed with us on February 19, 2011 (his 5th birthday) and parental rights were terminated April 5, 2011.”
Abby and Mike are soon to be his adoptive parents! “I still have contact with my bio-mom and she fully supports this situation and even gave her blessing.” Bio-mom now lives in South Carolina.
Abby explains, “My biological mother has six kids — I am her oldest child and Cody (soon to be my adopted son) is her youngest child and she had four children in between – six total. Cody is also practically the same age as our youngest daughter, Hailey. They both recently turned five.
“Cody does understand that his bio-mom and my bio-mom are the same person. However, Cody has called me ‘Mom’ since his placement, so I’m not sure he fully comprehends the whole story… but I’m not sure that I fully comprehend the whole story,” says Abby Geotz, mother, adoptee and hero to kids!
Thanks Abby, for sharing this incredible feel-good story.
Photo Credit: Abby, Mike and their three biological kids plus 5-year-old Cody, top right.