Wednesday, January 18, 2012
We've been asked a lot about foster care and fostering to adopt. We are not against it by no means and a lot of people ask us because there are lots of children that need good homes. I want to say that we do plan to adopt an older child one day. But (and this may sound a little selfish) with everything we've been through we really want a baby. Which brings me to another question I get what age group are we looking at? We would really like to adopt a newborn-3month old. The more we think about it the more we want to adopt a child that is already born. That way we don't have to deal with all the emotions so much. The "is she going to want him/her back?" during the days we have to wait for the parental rights to be terminated. We have to worry about that anyways but the more we think about it the easier it might be that way. I read a quote the other day that said "No one said that giving up a child would be easy, but imagine never knowing that child or having that experience. " - anonymous. It really spoke to me and I really think it's something anyone who is unsure about adoption should think about. It isn't easy giving up a child (I had no choice with mine as you know but I know it's different for someone actually giving their child up by choice) No one said it would be. But I'd like for you to imagine never knowing that child at all. Could you do it? But onto more positive things, we have also been planning baby/welcoming showers (a little early I know) I think my nesting as been in overdrive this week! lol We are so ready to be parents!!! Sorry there's not much of an update here but believe me we cannot wait to announce that we are physically parents!!! Thank you to all who continue to pray for us! We have a new project in the works as well to help with the search and we can't wait to share it!!! So be on the lookout!!!