National Adoption Month

I received an email request from someone at AdoptUSKids asking to add their PSA to one of my posts about National Adoption Month. While I wrote several I figured it was worth just doing a post about Adopt US Kids and add their PSA on here. If you are at all interested in learning about fostering, foster to adopt, or adopting domestically, their website has it all. It was one of the first places I visited online when we started almost two years ago looking into adoption. They have various resources for new families. There are countless resources for families by state, so that you know regulations to be approved or what kind of a stipend you can expect. They also have listings of kids. They regularly post articles that I link to, including information about adopting sibling groups. Check them out!

Click link: PSA video

http://www.adoptuskids.org

Frustrated

I know I should stay away from adoptuskids.org but on some days when I am really ready to be licensed and on our way to being matched I check out the new faces. It’s always sad, and I’ve written before about how conflicted I feel about photo listings of kids. But today I noticed SO MANY new North Carolina kids, single kids and sibling groups, that we would have loved to welcome into our home. We still would love to welcome into our home. And it just makes me so pissed that there are social workers, permanency specialists, adoption specialists that are standing in the way of really good families for these children. I can only hope that these children are not on the website long, that there are wonderful families waiting for them already… I can also hope to expedite our process through Pennsylvania and work on loving some great PA kids! Our meeting with the permanency specialist and office director is next Tuesday. I can’t wait!

A Little Online Shopping

Do you ever feel weird looking at children’s adoption profiles online? Or, rather, do you ever feel not weird looking at children’s adoption profiles online?

I peruse lots of items online. Clothes, books, beauty items, shoes, camping equipment, the list goes on. We have become a very visual society reliant on over-sharing.

So why am I surprised that we can look online to see children, neatly organized by state and age?

And why does it bother me so much?

It hurts my heart that all of these children need families. I wish that I could help every single one. I know that online profiles can help reach families in other counties or states that wouldn’t know about a potential fit.

But it’s still weird.