Becoming a forever family – Mother, son celebrate adoption
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In June of 2021 Kristy Taylor & Rayson’s life changed to their forever dream before they even knew it. Kristy researched foster care after losing her son Noah Matthew. Kristy turned 50 in March 2020 and Noah would have been turning 18 and graduating. That’s when she decided to take part in being a foster care parent. She told Versailles Republican, “I was unsure if I was ready for this after losing my own but wanted to make a difference in the kids lives that needed help in the system. When she started foster care, she had a few other children. Those children were able to be reunited with their families. Then on June 14, 2021, Rayson was placed in her care. After he was placed and many attempts to try and reunite him with his family, they knew that they had to do something for this little boy.
Rayson has grown so much in the past few years with being in the care of Kristy, enjoying and getting along with everyone in the community, whether it is family, friends, church and even celebrities coming to the town of Versailles. Rayson met with The Versailles Republican at the beginning of the year when attending his first Tri State wresting event when they had a show at Tyson Activity Center. He is now always asking when the next event is so they can go. They are both active in the community with their church and other events.
Over the years, Kristy has made aspecial bond with Rayson that no one could ever take away. When he first arrived at her home he was filled with emotions, anger and lots of questions that one day she hoped she would resolve for this confused little boy. All he wanted was his forever home! After the attempts to reunite him with his parents and sibling the courts knew something had to be done. It had been 3 years, so Rayson deserved a life, chance for a forever home and future.
Kristy asked to adopt Rayson after he had been in her care and make a difference in Raysons’ life. The moment he walked through her door he has called her mama and her heart just melted. After many months of preparing, getting everything done with the courts Kristy and Rayson finally had their long journey together and got their forever dream. She noted to Versailles Republican Rayson has been saying every day, “When am I going to be Rayson Taylor?” “When? When? Mama!” On November 18 at 4:15p.m. she made all dreams come true for this little boy, the adoption went through, and he is now Rayson Taylor. There were tears of joy and emotion throughout the room that day, but these two now have their forever dream and made a difference in both of their lives.
A celebration and reception with church members, family and friends took place at Hardy Insurance, in Versailles, where she is employed.