My son is an only child. Since his father and I divorced, I have changed my mind, nearly a dozen times, about having a second or even third child. My biological clock is ticking, and yet, I know that there are thousands of children that need a permanent address and I don’t know if I could bring another child into this world when there are so many already waiting…
My sister had her second child a few years ago, which prompted many questions from my son. I answered with age-appropriate and accurate information. Recently, he’s been telling me that he wants a baby brother or sister. Actually, what he said was that he wanted me to hug his dad’s penis again so we could make a baby. After explaining to him that this is not going to happen, my thoughts lead me to adoption once again.
I admire the people I know who have opened up their hearts and homes to become foster families. If you’re a passionate parent, then you too could be the “Forever Family” that one of 130,000 children are waiting for. The main requirement for adoptive families is that they provide stability, compassion and are committed to raising a child. That describes you, doesn’t it?
November is National Adoption Month and it is Adopt Us Kids ‘ mission to spread the word about the adoption process, dispel misconceptions, and to educate potential adoptive parents about the benefits of adoption.