With our kids hopefully coming home soon, Lord willing, I wanted to share this.
ALL adoption is born out of loss, whether or not the child is an hour old, or 9 years old. It is a great grief for a person to be separated from biological family, no matter their age.
Our children will have two great losses as part of their life story. That of their biological family, which happened 5.5 years ago, and the loss of their foster mom, who has been their caregiver for that entire time. All of their early childhood memories are from their time in their foster family.
Currently, our kids (one in particular) do not see this move as a good thing. They will be grieving, confused, hurt, lonely, frustrated, and overwhelmed. They have no control over this situation. They will likely act out, not bond with us quickly, lie, manipulate, scream.
Of course, by God's great grace, we believe that we are the best placement for them because they cannot stay with their foster mom. We already love them, fight for them, sacrifice for them, wait for them. We have prepared our home, educated ourselves, educated our children. But this isn't because we're wonderful and they should be grateful, it's because they're human children, made in the image of God, and they deserve to be loved unconditionally by a forever family.
Thank you for loving on our family and continuing to support us as we wait for them. We would not have made it this far without our community. If you are interested in helping us purchase the last few items on our list as we prepare, our wish list link is in my bio.
We also still have a financial need, particularly as we travel to get them and have post placement visits. ♥️♥️ #thisisprolife #adoption #adoptuskids #olderchildadoption