We adopted from foster care and our son Silent One is one of the best things to have ever happened in our lives. This holiday, help give children what they really want – a family and place to call home. Please re-blog this message to let people know great kids are waiting to be adopted!
As an extra bonus, Bloggin’ Mamas and Element Associates are donating a toy to a child in foster care for every blog post sharing this information, up to 25.
Today, 402,000 children are in the foster care system in the United States. Nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) waiting for adoption.
During this holiday season, there’s an extra push to help them find homes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council recently unveiled a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care with an emphasis on the importance of keeping siblings together.
Check out this PSA video from the Ad Council:
I must confess to a strange thing I do. I send my love to foster kids waiting to be adopted on AdoptUSKids. I look at their pictures, say a little prayer for them, and then send them my love wherever they may be. It’s a heart felt wish for them to find their forever families, to know they are valued, to stay strong despite all the tough curveballs life has thrown them.
Well, I’ve kept this secret to myself for quite some time. Because isn’t this a little weird? My husband rolls his eyes when I say I think loving these waiting kids from far away makes a difference.
But then I watched the movie Interstellar and Anne Hathaway has this monologue about love. She explains that love and gravity are the only two things that transcend time and space. So, apparently other people feel like you can send love across long distances and that love can make a tangible difference in that person’s life.
So tell me, is looking at AdoptUSKids and giving my heart to the foster kids a little strange? A lot strange? Or like a prayer, completely capable of working a mini miracle?