Adoption day remains one of the most special moments in a parent’s life. Angie McGinty can certainly attest to that, having excitedly posted a photograph of her newly adopted son, Maverick, on social media in July 2015. However, she then received a message that changed her family’s lives forever.
Residents of Louisiana, homeschooling mom Angie and her husband, Evan, are the proud biological parents of three young children. In February 2013, though, the pair made a life-changing decision for their family. Yes, after months of contemplation, they decided to adopt their first child.
Initially, the McGintys planned to adopt from Ethiopia, looking at boys up to 36 months old. In January 2015, however, they redirected their focus to China, with the pair eventually making their choice a few weeks later. They came to this decision after reading the file of a boy called Maverick, who was aged two at the time.