Being an adopted child is a blessing. I was lucky. I was adopted as a baby. There are some kids that don’t get adopted and end up being aged out of the system. I’ve never really talked about this before as this subject can be hard, but it is something close to my heart. If I can’t adopt at this time, I am going to get the word out as best as I can. It’s National Adoption Month 2016. This year’s theme is ‘We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.’
Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it’s incredible and surprising. ~ Nia Vardalos,
Never outgrowing the need for a family. That is a beautiful theme. Those of us that have families should consider ourselves blessed. Our families aren’t perfect and a lot of them are dysfunctional. But imagine for a minute, being in a house with other kids desperately hoping and wishing to be adopted. Waiting day in and day out for a family to come in and say that they want you. These kids want a family of their own. That is their ongoing wish.
A family. One that they can forever be a part of. A family that they can fight with. They want a home that they can bring their friends over to do homework, have sleepovers and slumber parties. A child in foster care dreams of a family.
We have the opportunity to pour into them what they were created to be; and pullout the treasure that they cannot yet see.”
~ Momma Moon,
Today there are more than 100,000 children in foster care in the United States who are waiting for a family of their own. The spotlight this year is focused on older kids, ages 15-18 years old. They may be older, but they too deserve to have a loving family of their own as well. Age shouldn’t be a factor when talking about family.
Teenagers are usually the last ones to get adopted. Some believe that since they are close to aging out, it’s too late for them. This is not true. Most adoptive parents don’t want an older child. They would rather have baby that they can raise themselves. This makes the adoption of older kids even more hard. This somehow has to change.
Maybe you know someone that has been talking about adopting or who is ready to adopt and doesn’t know where to start. Have them go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway or Adopt US kids for more information. This is a great starting point.
Please help shed some much needed light on this topic. All kids in the foster care system want homes and someone to love them. Contact the above referenced agencies or click the image below for more information.
Until next time….
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