Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
I’m sort of pissy about this, we have tried tremendously hard to adopt via foster care for several months and yet we remain unmatched. Focus on foster care, my ass. I’ve hit up every avenue, I’ve turned up empty handed. I understand it’s selfish of me to be fussing about this but I’m not asking for a baby nor toddler. We would like an older child or a sibling set, I’m talking about kids who are close to aging out of the system and need a parent to guide them through college, adulthood, have a place to come home for holiday’s, etc. Ideally between the ages of 11 to 17, but we are pretty open to other ages too… If they’re the right fit. Yeah, I’m bitter.
On the other hand, I’m incredibly lucky to have my adopted children. I’m blessed to have met my children through foster care. My life with out Blue, Pretty, and Flower would undoubtedly would be considerably different. They each add something wonderful to our family and I’m lucky to have found them. Maybe that’s my destiny; adopting my placements. It’s not how I imagined it, but it may be how it’s supposed to be to in my book of life. Look at me, being a jerk and questioning God.
Ugh, let it go Mohave County Mama. It’s not my plan and it is really freaking hard to surrender. Give me free will, give me choices, let me work my ass off and all for naught. Fine. Let go and let God, right?!
With all of this being said, if you know someone who wishes to find their forever family send me a message on here of Facebook. You could help facilitate an adoption!