Adoptee Reese Hoffa will be working towards his Olympic dreams this morning in London as he competes in the Shot Put event. I was given the opportunity to interview him in 2008, before he competed in the Beijing games.
I thought it appropriate to remind readers of this Olympic adoptee and his upcoming event. So, take a moment to send him some good will.
Update Reese Hoffa won the Bronze medal! What a happy ending to what very well may be his last Olympic games.
Reese Hoffa continues to share a positive message about older child adoptions. The following is one of my favorite quotes from our 2008 interview. Here Reese is talking to children in adoptive homes that may be struggling.
"Learn as much as you can. Hopefully, if your adoption experience is as positive as mine, it'll be OK and turn out positive. Take all opportunities put in front of you. If you're going to do it, do it with the best of your ability."
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