"Adoption is who we are" The Eiselts

The Eiselt family is bound together through love. They may not have the same DNA, but they are family.

From the beginning, Mike and Peggy Eiselt knew they wanted a big family. Mike, the oldest of seven and Peggy, the youngest of 12, wanted to start their family right away. After four years of marriage, they began the adoption process. Within the next year, Sydney joyfully arrived through Domestic Adoption. After connecting with Sydney’s birth mom and grandmother, Mike shared “They’re part of our family.”

Jordan, the second oldest of the five children, was also adopted domestically. “Jordan is half Guatemalan ‘half Minnesotan’ as he calls himself- or did several years ago,” Peggy laughed. Jordan joined the family after his birth mother selected the Eiselts feeling grateful he would have a sibling.

International adoption brought Jackson, Sierra, and Cameron to the Eiselt family - from Guatemala, with Cameron arriving just as the program was closing. “These are our kids, these are the ones that were meant for us,” states Peggy.

"These are our kids, these are the ones that were meant for us"

The Eiselts cherish their family - and so does their extended family. Peggy’s niece, a twin with dark features, feels she looks the most like Sydney despite their contrasting appearances. “That’s the beautiful thing about adoption, people don’t see the differences, they see a family.” Looking to her kids with tears in her eyes, Peggy said, “It’s hard to imagine I didn’t give birth to you because you’re apart of me- you just are.”

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