Ingeborg McIntosh fought for four years to adopt Jordan, who had been living in her home as a foster child.
His birthparents wanted him to go to African-American parents. But Jordan loved his mother and it was clear that’s where he belonged.
Ingeborg McIntosh had to fight to adopt her son. Jordan was placed into her foster home when he was just a baby. For the next four years, Ingeborg begged to adopt him.
“They placed him in my arms and it was love at first sight,” Ingeborg says. “He was a part of the family, no matter what.”
Later, after the adoption, she developed kidney disease and was dying if she didn’t get a new kidney. Jordan was a match.
“I feel like this was my calling in life, I guess,” said Jordan. “Hopefully I can do more for her as I get older, but for the moment, it’s the least I could do.”