Maryanne and Mike Fahey are the adoptive parents of three siblings and one biological child, now 13. After losing their first child and then suffering a series of miscarriages, they began to investigate adoption.
“Being an adoptive parent is not easy,” said Maryanne. “It’s very different than being a parent to a biological child… You don’t know until you’re actually parenting what you’re into.”
Anyone who is interested in adopting or fostering, or both, should attend an informational seminar such as the one the diocese will host on May 17.
“Our marriage is stronger for it,” said Mike. “Being an foster / adoptive parent also teaches you how to love.”
For more on the process of foster care and adoption, attend the Diocese of Orange Foster Care and Adoption Forum on Tuesday evening, May 17, at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the 4th Floor Theater at the Diocesan Pastoral Center on the campus of Christ Cathedral.