Every month I look at Children’s Home Society or Adoptuskids.org to look at the children waiting for forever families. My heart breaks for them. My heart longs to help each and every one of them.
The reality is that these children are waiting. This is a waiting some of us will never understand. Some have been waiting for 6 months and some have been waiting for 4 years and some will age out of the foster care system this year. Waiting sucks. Period.
As a human being with limited capabilities, I wonder sometimes how I can advocate for all these kids. What can one mere human do to help change this big problem?
I keep coming back to the truth that I may be limited, but God is not. He is just. He promises us his peace and His presence which is far bigger than I can even imagine. His plan and His presence is far bigger than anything that I could ever do.
But, I still want to do something?
“One child, Chelsie.”, I say to myself. “The impact of one child matters.”
This may feel small to the 100,ooo children waiting for forever families but one child out of the system and into a home matters and it helps.
I try to advocate for the “one”. Advocating for the “one” would result in one less child in foster care. It would look like one less child in confusion. And one less child to be added to the statistics.
I truly believe there is a family for every child out there. If we could place one more child in a home, it would mean that one more child would be loved like never before. If one more child could find a loving family, it would would be one more child with a different future. This kind of impact truly matters and I’ve seen it first hand.
I keep searching and I keep advocating. I don’t stop looking at the websites or these children because I don’t want to turn my eyes to a very real problem in our society. I keep sharing.
They need us so I won’t stop sharing and fighting on their behalf. I won’t settle. Not now. Not ever.
If you feel led to foster or adopt I’d love to help point you in the right direction and be a listening ear. The journey may seem scary and believe me my friend, those feelings are justified and real. Yet, the CHANGE that takes place for a child put into the right home is so impactful in ways you would never think possible. You would be making a difference in this world. Their world would change. You can be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Maybe you feel led to support these kids or support families who are adopting or fostering. That is just as important and we need you.
Please email me or contact me if you’re interested! I’d love to help.
You can also visit: www.adoptuskids.org or look for a Children’s Home Society in your area.