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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 06:05 PM
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346. An instant family
I know this poster has been tombstoned, but I thought I'd throw this briefly into the mix anyway, because I've been so angry in so many other posts and my sanity needs a respite of calm and peace.

A woman who was in a class with me a couple years ago was in the process of trying to adopt. She and her husband, a teacher, had decided they would rather accept an already-born child than add to the existing surplus. They went through extensive screening, with no promises, for two or three years, during which they served as foster parents for Child Protective Services.

They wanted an infant, or at least a very small child. they preferred one without major health problems. When the call came, however, they were told the agency (govt) had not one but three children for them. Siblings in age from 6 to 10, removed from an abusive home in which the parental rights had been terminated. the children had some emotional problems but no serious behavioral problems, and the caseworkers believed that with patience and love, all could be overcome.

The adoptive parents had some misgivings. What if the emotional problems couldn't be overcome? what if there were other problems?

The mom finally had the answer. "there aren't any guarantees when you have the kids the usual way, so why should we expect guarantees with these? we wanted a child, now we have an instant family. Let's go get them."
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