Wednesday, June 17, 2009

update

Now that we've widened our search to include children up to age 5, I am learning a lot of new things.

For instance FAS stands for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Read more here.
(There are also FASD which is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.) I see it listed both ways.

We are hoping to adopt a child/children who is/are "developmentally on target."

It is our belief that children with special needs deserve a stay at home parent. We also think a special needs child would benefit from parents with parenting experience.

I am surprised, daily, at the number of children available for adoption from the foster care system in this country. I look at their faces and wonder how they've ended up in "the system."

2 comments:

BNHMAMA said...

My husband and I have adopted two beatiful children from the foster care system. It is so amazing how many kids there are who need homes. Both of ours were exposed to drugs and alcohol in the womb. They are on target and both healthy toddlers who are active and wonderful!!! Keep a positive out look (which is so hard when you are waiting!) It is AMAZING what a stable home can do for a child!

Tricia said...

our kids have been home a little over a month now and I still can't stop looking at the websites for waiting kids...i wish I could take them all!