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Forever Families

Posted Nov 05 2009 10:00pm

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?

NAM_button 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.

Many children wait for years to be placed into a permanent home. According to The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), nearly 50% of African-American children adopted from foster care have been in foster care for 5 of more years at the time of adoption.

You can help spread the word by becoming a fan of Adopt Us Kids on Facebook, or following @perfectparent on Twitter. Visit the Adopt Us Kids website to learn about the children who are available, and ready, to meet their “Forever Family.”

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