I am so glad that we decided to build our family through adoption. I might be a little bit biased, but I really love foster care adoption. I thought I would spend a few moments today sharing some of the things we like about foster care and adopting through foster care.
The Best Part About Adopting Through Foster Care is….
1) The kids are awesome
I know what you’re thinking. All kids are awesome. I know, I know, they are. But kids in foster care are really awesome. Occasionally you’ll meet uninformed people who think that kids in foster care have all these problems. Nope, kids in foster care are every bit as awesome as every other kid.
2) It’s affordable
Adopting through foster care is free. Cases that are considered harder to place (minority, sibling groups, children over age 2) may even qualify for a continued stipend until the child turns 18. Kids who are adopted through foster care also get to hold on to their medicaid cards. Adopting through foster care is definitely the most financially affordable path to adoption.
3) You can brag about how cute your kids are without feeling vain
Those stunning good looks? They came from your child’s birth family. So when someone comments about how cute your kid is (or any of their other awesome genetic traits), instead of acting bashful you can go ahead and wholeheartedly agree.
4) Child protective services isn’t too picky
Gay? Straight? Young? Old? Married? Single? 5 kids? No kids? Rich? Poor? Disabled? If you can provide and care for a child, you can probably be a foster parent or adopt through foster care.
5) It will rock your world
Yep. The ups. The downs. The school meetings. The court dates. The baseball games. The birthday parties. The Disney movies. You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. It will make you a stronger person and so much more. It will absolutely be the ride of your life, and you’ll be so glad you hopped on.
Thinking about making the plunge? Here’s a little info on adopting through foster care. Feel free to send me an email if you need more help or have questions. I’m no expert but I am happy to point you in the right direction.