|Posted on March 13, 2017 at 11:55 AM|
Did you know that you can actually adopt for FREE? According to the https://davethomasfoundation.org/learn/get-informed/" target="_blank">Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:
1. There are currently more than 110,000 children in the US foster care system that are legally free for adoption!
2. The average age of these children is 7 1/2 years of age, and these children usually spend AT LEAST three years in care.
3. Every year, 22,000 children AGE OUT of foster care. This means that EVERY SINGLE YEAR, 22,000 children turn 18 with NO family support system, NO ONE to tell them "I am proud of you" and "I love you," NO place to go for traditional holidays, NO family to celebrate milestones with (i.e. college acceptance, college graduation, engagement, marriage, the birth of their first child, etc.). Could you imagine living every single day feeling like NO ONE loves you and is proud of you?
I am constantly approached by people looking to start a family but are scared of the risks of foster care. Guess what?!?
There are over 100,000 children already LEGALLY FREE for adoption across this country. Thus, if you match with one or more of these children, they are already legally free to adoption and you are able to start the adoption process immediately! Thus, your dream and their dreams can be answered beautifully!
I am also regularly contacted by people who say they wish they had been aware of this need years ago when they were raising their children. Well, guess what!?! I have more good news!!! You can adopt adults who aged out of foster care! Turning 18 doesn't mean that the desire to "fit" somewhere ends. If you feel like the day-to-day of adopting would be too much for your current life, consider this route! There are children of all ages without a family. Whether he/she is under 18 or older, a child deserve the opportunity to have a family who loves them, supports them and will advocate for them! Consider changing a life today ... you may be amazed at the beautiful change in your own life!