I am really excited about today’s post!
Today, we’re going to begin the conversation about fostering to adopt.
Every time I post on adoption, I have many of you who comment and/or email me about domestic adoptions, fostering and/or fostering to adopt. Well, since I don’t know anything about that…I only know about Chinese adoptions, I always feel bad that I don’t have any insight for you because I know there are so many of you out there who are very interested in this…and I want you to learn more about it so that these precious children can find their forever homes too.
So…this leads me to one of my favorite people in the world…Meagan.
Meagan is one of my dearest friends and her family is currently fostering to adopt these precious girls right here…
We call the baby Sissy and the one year old Sister. And they’re absolutely adorable :).
A little background on sweet Meagan…she and her husband Tim have three bio kids, Holden (8), Fount (6) and Sadie (5), and felt called last year to foster to adopt. They would love nothing more than to add a child to their family permanently through adoption. After going through the rigorous process here in the US, their family was finally matched with a beautiful two month old baby girl on October 15. It was love at first site. Then, only a few days later, their social worker informed them that Sissy’s biological sister who was 12 months old (Yes! These girls are 9 months apart and full biological sisters! Sissy was premature which caused the very small age difference.) needed a home too…so, on Halloween, this precious family welcomed one more into their family. What was supposed to have been a family of six turned into a family of seven :).
Right now, Meagan and Tim are in the throes of the foster to adopt program. They’re three months in and they want nothing more than to keep these girls forever…but the reality is, they may or may not get to stay theirs forever. They’re in the trenches as we speak…and Meagan (because she is so incredibly sweet and has such a heart for fostering) said she’d be happy to answer your questions about her process and the foster to adopt program in general.
If you have questions about domestic adoptions, fostering, fostering to adopt, why she chose this path, what her mama heart is going through or anything else, please leave a comment below. Two weeks from now, Meagan is going to answer your questions here on my blog, and hopefully, shed some light on this process for many of you.
My heart is for adoption…domestic or international. I just want all kids to find their forever families. Adoption is hard. Adoption is painful. Adoption is beautiful. Adoption is amazing.
Ask Meagan your questions! She’ll be back on January 26 to answer them!
***Read Meagan’s Q&A here!***
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