Saturday, June 13, 2015
You are looking at all the possessions of a 7 month old girl. Not a single blanket in there.
We are currently doing respite for a 7 month old baby. Her foster family has gone on vacation for two weeks. The child we call Munchkin is available for adoption and her foster family does not want to adopt her.
She was presented to her third possible placement on Thursday and if they say yes she will start visits. If they say no like the other two families then they go on to the next.
She needs a family to grow.
I am bothered. When you do a straight adoption homestudy you fill out a form letting them know what you are willing to accept in a placement. By the third family I am pretty sure that they are looking at the child factors list.
She needs a family to love her.
She is tiny, wearing size 1 diapers tiny. She has a few delays. But, she is very aware, smiles, wants held, sits up and is starting to crawl. She presents to me as a baby who would thrive with a loving family.
She needs a family.
If by chance you are looking to adopt from foster care please be aware that adopting a newborn baby will not guarantee you anything. Why is the child in care? Many times it is because of mental illness or an addiction. These can impact the child even before they are born. If you are not willing to deal with these types of issues and the fall out from them then do not adopt from DSS. If you are looking for a perfect, healthy baby then go private, although there are no guarantees there either. Even if you have a child of your own there are no guarantees.
Posted by Felicia at 11:26 PM