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I believe that every child should be in a home. How would you feel if you didn’t belong to anybody?

Judy’s Story

Judy’s Story

I believe that every child should be in a home. How would you feel if you didn’t belong to anybody?

I had always wanted to have more children, so when my two daughters were grown and my son was nine I decided to look into becoming a foster parent. Our family completed the training but before we began fostering our worker told us about how many older children were available for adoption.

Adoption is a family decision and changes everyone, so we all discussed it before we decided that it was right for us.

When we saw the picture of Kevin, who was eight at the time, something just clicked. I didn’t really believe it would happen, but we spent a week with him and that was it. Everything fell into place so quickly and it is like he has always been a member of our family.

Recently, our oldest daughter had a baby girl so now we are grandparents and Kevin is an uncle. We are truly blessed with such a rich life. Kevin reminds me of this every day and likes to say “Before you found me I didn’t have a family of my own.” When I try and put myself in his shoes I think that we might just have to make more room in our family for another older child or youth who is still waiting to be “found.”

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