foster to adopt

‘What should we do now? Adopt a kid or something?’ My chin dropped to the floor. Our family had JUST gotten our heads back above water.’: Couple anxiously waits to adopt son, ‘let’s freaking do it’

“My first response as a rational, responsible wife and mother-of-2 was, ‘HELL NO we should not.’ It sounded too expensive, too risky and too… much. Then my cell phone rang. With caution in her voice, she told me about an 18-month-old little boy, whose mom had unexpectedly passed away, after he was born 10 weeks too early. I am nothing if I’m not a people pleaser. This whole thing seemed too on-the-nose, too predestined, to ignore.”

‘You have no idea how good it feels to be part of a family. Thank you for letting me be here.’: Foster mom grateful her children are learning ‘what it means to love’ by welcoming strangers into their home

“My husband and I woke up to find this note on our counter one morning, written by the 12-year-old boy who was living with us. I have carried this note in my purse for a long time, so I could take it out and re-read it on the hard days. There’s also a letter with ‘Youth Correctional Center’ in the return address, tear-stained, begging us not to give up.”

‘This little guy could use some good. We could do that for him.’: Couple adopts 2-month-old suffering from meth withdrawals

“When our agency called, they asked us, ‘There is a 2-month-old baby suffering from meth withdrawals and has a broken femur. Would you be willing to take him?’ I didn’t think there was any way he could’ve been in worse condition. To top it off, Katie and I were convinced we were going to take in older children. Now we had a call for an infant, but not just any infant, a very sick infant.”

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