Friday, May 09, 2008

Adopting From the System

My friend J and I are always checking the adoption photolistings on different websites. I used to inquire about kids, but nothing ever came of it so I rarely do anymore. But I still look. I hate seeing some of the same faces over and over again. Children who have been waiting and waiting for a chance to be a part of a forever family. A family that will be stable and loving and provide a good home for them.

Yesterday J inquired on a little girl she had just seen on a heart gallery. A 2 year old. Adorable. All that it said in her listing to hint at "special needs" (many who end up listed online do) was that she had some "medical challenges" and "medical instability." So J left a message to ask about her and they called her! Never happens. She is the first to inquire about this little girl. And, her medical challenge??? She's HIV+!!!! I have shivers! She is Olivia's godmother and knows that this is nothing compared to so many issues she could be facing! She is excited and is having her home study sent. She will also be speaking to the person a little more in depth soon. I'm so excited!


Emmy said...

awww. the poor girl! i feel bad for A! is J thinking seriously about adopting her? its nice that A will be getting a home. =3 poor kids that dont have a family. ='(
i going to adopt, and have alot of kids. i love kids. =3 well, maybe ill just adopt. lol. =3

Jess said...

That is so exciting, I have been looking at all those site too, I am always wondering what the process is like. keep me posted!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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