Probability of adopting an infant through foster care

Sometimes I wish I could send an email to a person based on how they got to my blog. I can see the search engine terms used to get here but I’d often like to know who stopped by. Okay. that sounds wierd.

Yesterday, someone landed here by searching for “probability of adopting an infant through foster care”. I’d really like to correspond with this person. I guess it doesn’t really matter because my story is here for anyone who stumbles across it and chooses to read through the archives. Sometimes that just isn’t enough.

I guess the stalker in me just needs something to do. There are a few significant people God put in our lives to serve as our encouragers through the whole foster-to-adopt thing and I jump at every chance I get to encourage someone else. It is just like infertility. You can’t help but want to reach out to someone who is living in a hell you have already survived.

So whoever you are, if you ever come back, hang in there. Expect a miracle….

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3 Responses to Probability of adopting an infant through foster care

  1. Debbie says:

    I’d love to know a statistic on that so I can prepare my husband. He really wants an infant but we’re sure of the path to add to our family and I don’t feel they go together. He’ll adjust though.

  2. Annie says:

    I found your blog through your article in Adoptive Families magazine. I am an adoptive mom through domestic adoption of a newborn through an agency. If God leads my husband and I to adopt again we are thinking of going through the foster care system…but were curious as to the chances of getting an infant.

    I’m excited to continue to read your story.

  3. Mary says:

    Just t thought I’d let you know that I came to your blog as a result of the article you did in the Nov/Dec Adoptive Families magazine. I’m starting a new program at the agency where I work, Adoption Alliance, that helps families adopt from foster care. We have an existing program for kids who are already legally free and my new program is focused on kids who are not yet legally free. It’s helpful for me to read the experiences of people who have adopted from the foster care system and contrast the experience of adopting a legally free child versus taking in and hoping to adopt a child whose parental rights haven’t been terminated yet. By contrasting the two experiences, I can get a better understanding of what kinds of additional emotional hurdles people who take the risk on kids who aren’t legally free. Thanks again for sharing your story.