Monday, May 18, 2009

how I spend my lunch hour (and many other hours)

I go here AdoptUsKids.org every day at least once, sometimes 2 or 3 times. All the faces staring back at me.

I can't help wonder, how did ALL these kids come to be here. They are so sweet, how could someone NOT love them to bits???

But...

I sometimes get frustrated, I see the photo first, try to find something in the face, something in the eyes, that I connect with. Then I read. Yes, this sounds good, reading more, then I get to "this child may not leave the state of such-n-such." Can that info please be moved to the top of the list so I can read it before I fall in love? Pppffffttt, I fall in love about 50 times every lunch hour! LOL.

I keep reading and looking for the child or children who call out to me. Though there are so many.

And then I wonder, how fair is it for us to be considered for more than one child at a time? Then I think how many PAPs are being considered at any one time, (remembering the birthmom who was looking at 175 profiles!).

9 months and 1 day today, where oh where is my baby, my child...

5 comments:

Yaya said...

Yup, we have several 8 year old girls picked out on that site. IF ONLY OUR HOME STUDY WOULD GET FINISHED!!!!!!!

Blend said...

Nice post, enjoyed reading....

Lovingmyamazinglife said...

I just found your blog,hang in their.It took us 3 yrs to get our foster child match!We had 15 Fosterkids in the meantime,alot of ups and downs,broken hearts but in less than a week,we will be finalizing on our 3 yr old daughter!An amazing child.I also spent everyday searching adoptuskids,sending in our homestudy and driving our worker crazy.It was word of mouth our worker asked another County if they had any kids coming up foster to adopt,and we were matched that day.

Anonymous said...

you have a heart of gold. the world needs more people like you. best of luck

Mom of Snooch said...

You're not one to give up easily. I'm proud of you for that.