Martin Cardenas is a 9-year-old boy whose life has been changed forever because of adoption. He does not remember much about his birth family. He was taken away from his mother when he was just three-years-old. Martin has a brother who is two years younger.
Martin and his brother went to live with their foster parents on November 22, 2013. He admitted that he was nervous about moving in with the new family. However, Martin was happy that his brother got to go with him. It took a long time for Martin and his brother Adrian to be adopted. Their adoptive parents had to keep going back to court.
Martin and Adrian had to miss several days of school because they had to go to court. When they found out that they were going to get adopted, they were thrilled. Martin came home from school one day and saw two suits on the bed. He knew that when he saw the suits, the adoption had been made official.
Martin was so nervous that he could not read the letter. His adoptive mother had to read it for him. Martin and Adrian were able to celebrate their adoption by attending several parties. Martin stated that being adopted is a dream come true.
Martin is now in the third grade. He has been with his family since he was in kindergarten. Adrian is in the first grade. He admitted that he and his brother do not always get along. However, he still loves his brother dearly. Martin also stated that Adrian is funny.
Martin now understands the true meaning of family. He stated that family is love.