Did you know that there are 129,000 kids that are legally LEGALLY FREE for adoption in our country?! These are children in the fostercare system who are available for adoption not fostering. That means the child is already legally free.
However, each year, nearly 26,000 of these children will turn 18 and leave the foster care system without ever finding a forever family.
We can't help all these children. The question is, could you help one?
This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Adoption Day , a national day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care. Since 2000, more than 25,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day. This year on November 21, families, adoption advocates, policymakers, judges and volunteers will come together and celebrate adoption in communities large and small all across the nation.
NiaVardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) fought infertility for ten years. Then she become a spokesperson for this organization. Watch the video below for more information. It's incredibly encouraging and informational:
While we did not adopt through the foster system, it is something that we hope the Lord will one day allow us to participate in. We have also, as you well know if you have read my blog for any period of time, been incredibly blessed by the gift of adoption. Our lives have been forever changed by one woman's choice and one little boy's life. Here's a picture of us with Isaac on the day his adoption became finalized!
There are a lot of myths and misinformation about adoption. Make sure you educate yourself before you decide that this isn't for you. Make sure you get the facts about this wonderful opportunity.
And if, by any chance, you do choose to adopt because of this blog, PLEASE let me know. It is my hope that this blog can be a place where people learn more about adoption and what a wonderful gift it can be.