So, I looked at my hubby tonight and said, "Babe, I really want to be a foster parent some day...whatcha think?" I got the reply: "I don't know..that seems REALLY hard!" (not really the reply I was hoping for :) BUT...I did say: "Don't worry..I want to adopt again FIRST from Ethiopia and then Foster next...how about that?" :) Oh, well...he KNEW what he was getting into when he married me!! :) My point...I'm sure someone OUT THERE thinks Ethiopian International adoption "seems really hard"...but it just WASN'T!!! It was actually VERY EASY to love Lucy Lane!! I think that was my hubby's point though...it was easy cause we didn't have to send her back!! Ouch...yes...it would hurt...but if you knew going in that they MUST RETURN to their birth family some day...DOES IT HURT ANY LESS???
So..those are my questions for the night!!! If someone out there would "enlighten" me on their experience and let me know WHY no one signs up to be a foster parent..I'd gladly appreciate it!! :)
And, just to make you THINK about the foster care system IF you weren't already, check this out:
And, I know that MANY children in our U.S. Foster Care System ARE NOT UP FOR ADOPTION...but there are TONS that are (approximately 123,000 children in the U.S. Foster Care System are "ADOPTABLE"!!) ...PLEASE go to www.adoptuskids.org and check out their faces!!! I look and pray for them all the time!! I can't imagine what it must be like being an "orphan" in this great country of ours...where everyone seems to have EVERYTHING... besides YOU...and all YOU want is the simple thing called a FAMILY!!!
***Now let me introduce you to a few sibling groups I just simply found by visiting the site...All these children are UP FOR ADOPTION..Are they YOURS??:#1. Case # sneo15942 9 yr. old Female, 7 yr. old female, 5 yr. old male, and 1 yr. old male: All Healthy!!! Race: AA
#2: Case # SIDO15927 7 yr. old female, 5 yr. old female, 3 yr. old male, and 2 yr. old male All Healthy....Caucasian#3. Case # soko14890 10 yr. old female, 9 yr. old female, 8 yr. old male and 7 yr. old male All healthy and Bi-racial
#4. Ever wanted twins?? How about a sibling group of 5?? Case # sm1015938 (not pictured):
9 yr. old female, 7 yr. old female, 6 yr. old male, and 3 yr. old female twins!! And, they are too cute!!! RACE: AA and All healthy!! (you can see their pic on line by visiting www.adoptuskids.org)
*****So, that's it for tonight..I don't want to overwhelm ya...but seriously...this is a FREE site OPEN to the public with no password required..and they state on their homepage to PLEASE help them spread the word of these children!! I looked everywhere for a spot that says, "don't post pics"...but it just wasn't there...so I guess if they are open to the public with the pics then I can do it too!! So, pass the word, get involved, foster, adopt....
happy Wednesday to you all (I've gotta go...i've got more pictures and stories to read on http://www.adoptuskids.org/) !! kj