I was so touched when I read the end.
When Jordan was a baby, he was adopted to a foster home. Ingeborg McIntosh had to undergo a difficult process to become his adoptive mother. This is because the biological mother of Jordan had wanted biracial or African-American parents to adopt her son. Her plans never were successful and Ingerborg adopted him. Jordan grew to love Ingeborg McIntosh and wherever he had to speak of her, tears would roll down his cheeks.
Ingeborg McIntosh confessed that she experienced love at the first sight when Jordan was placed in her arms for the first time. She said that he instantly became part of her family. After more than 20 years of living together, she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, which meant that she needed another kidney for her to survive. When Jordan heard this, he decided to donate his kidney to her without her knowing. He took a match test and the results matched.
The McIntosh family had cared for 125 foster kids over the years, but no one stole their heart like Jordan.
Jordan was raised in Ingeborg’s home, but his biological mother didn’t want the family to adopt him. She preferred that her child be adopted by Black parents.
But it was impossible to find a home for Jordan, so when the boy was 4, he was adopted by Ingeborg.
“He was a part of the family, no matter what.”
Two decades later, Ingeborg received difficult news: her doctors informed her that she had polycystic kidney disease and needed a kidney transplantation. Jordan decided he couldn’t stand by and watch his mother suffer. He decided to act, without his mother even being aware of his plans.
He booked an appointment to see if he was a match for transplantation. He was.
“I feel like this was my calling in life, I guess,” Jordan says.
“Hopefully I can do more for her as I get older, but for the moment, it’s the least I could do.”
Ingeborg insisted that he not go through with his plans, but Jordan’s mind was made up.
When Jordan talks about his mother, his love and devotion are clear: He can barely talk about her kindness without crying.
“Everything she’s done for me since I was a kid, I just wanted to give it back to her, and show her how much I appreciate her,” he says.
Despite all the struggles and tough times, this story ends happily. All because of the strong bond between a mother and her son. Please share this with your friends if you agree that Ingeborg did a terrific job of raising her son into a man to be proud of!