Getty Images
Getty Images

Kirk Franklin Met Dad Who Abandoned Him as Child Weeks Before His Death

Monica Otayza
Jul 31, 2019
03:40 P.M.

Kirk Franklin didn't have an easy life growing up, and he's been open about that through his blogs. Now, he opens up about how he was abandoned by his parents at 4-years-old, before meeting his dad a few weeks before he passed away.


While some would choose to wander and live life recklessly after experiencing such misfortunes at a young age, Kirk decided to rise up from it and become a better man to make sure he didn't have to experience hardships for the rest of his life.


However, before he got to a better place, he first had to experience being abandoned by his mom at 4-years-old, and later on, only reuniting with his estranged father a couple of weeks before he passed away.

A Vague Memory

Kirk vaguely remembers his mom. This is because he and his half-sister were put up for adoption. By the time he heard from his mother again, he was the legal child of 64-year-old Gertrude, who was his mom's great aunt.


He and his sister were about to be picked up by their mom to go to the state fair of Texas. They were way too excited, dressed up a few hours earlier before waiting by the porch the entire afternoon.

Forgetting the Trauma

Despite knowing they were abandoned and the trauma of not having both parents in their lives, they forgot about it all because they were about to spend time with her.

Unfortunately for them, she never came.


Likewise, Franklin lived his life without knowing his father, whom he met and forgave just a few weeks before passing away.

On Meeting his Dad

His dad, Dwight Allen, was terminally ill. Kirk got an anonymous call about his dad who wished to see him. At the time, the gospel artist was filled with hatred for this man who put him up for adoption.


"I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough....to this very day. I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own."

On Strength, Resilience, and Forgiveness

However, what his biological parents ultimately taught him was resilience, strength, and forgiveness. Franklin's better side ended up overpowering his doubts and fears, choosing to forgive.

"How can I preach what I don’t practice. So I flew to Houston yesterday to do that. It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven."

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, and images contained on news.AmoMama.com, or available through news.AmoMama.com is for general information purposes only. news.AmoMama.com does not take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this article. Before undertaking any course of treatment please consult with your healthcare provider.

Related posts

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Poor Old Lady Buys Business Class Ticket to Meet Estranged Son, He Pretends He Doesn’t Know Her — Story of the Day

March 11, 2022

Firefighter Saves then Adopts Orphan Boy who Finds Mom’s Photo in Father’s Room 40 Years Later – Story of the Day

February 27, 2022

Before Disembarking Plane, Pilot Notices Last Passenger inside Who Is a Carbon Copy of Him – Story of the Day

March 30, 2022

At His Father’s Funeral, Son Sees His Late Dad’s Carbon Copy Watching from Afar — Story of the Day

March 04, 2022

Mom No Longer Wants Adopted Son after Having 'Her Own' Kids, Kicks Him Out of the Home

May 08, 2022

42 Years after Being Adopted, Man Who Never Knew His Bio-Family Took a DNA Test to Find Them

February 02, 2022

Blind Girl Begs Man to Help Find Her Dad, Minutes Later He Realizes It's His Own Father — Story of the Day

May 02, 2022

Man Leaves Wife & Little Children to Start New Family, Years Later He Comes Back Begging for Forgiveness

March 16, 2022

Mom Who Left Her Child on Stranger's Doorstep Finds a Baby on Her Own Doorstep 20 Years Later — Story of the Day

February 13, 2022

Man Hears His Dog Barking from Afar, Finds It Sitting near an Abandoned Baby – Story of the Day

March 27, 2022

Disabled Orphan Boy Watches Rich Man’s Mansion across the Lake, the Man Sees Him and Approaches – Story of the Day

March 20, 2022

Woman Divorces Husband of 36 Years after Their Only Son Finds Out He Has a Brother – Story of the Day

April 10, 2022

Homeless Man Who Left His Sister 38 Years Ago Returns to Her with an Old Box from Their Father – Story of the Day

April 07, 2022