Matching Monday | Featuring Kids in Foster Care

 

What are Matching Mondays?

Just about every Monday, I feature children who are waiting to be adopted through the foster care program. Each child has been approved by the heart galleries that host them to appear on my blog. Not every heart gallery from every state has given us permission to post their waiting children (some we can only link to, some we can use photos and some change their minds constantly about whether or not we are allowed to help in their outreach efforts) …we are working on that. Brenda of Another Small Adventure really does all the work on this. She knows foster care waaay better than I do and I am grateful for all her help.

 

Children Available for Adoption - Freyja

 

Freyja, age 9 from Utah.

She’s an adventurous sports fan who loves to try new things!

 

 

View the heart galleries from all the states. Click on the states you are interested in.

Share the Matching Monday link on your blog to help these children find forever families! See all the buttons available. Or press “like” at the top or bottom of the post to share these waiting children with your Facebook friends!

 

Matching Monday | Featuring Kids in Foster Care

 

What are Matching Mondays?

Just about every Monday, I feature children who are waiting to be adopted through the foster care program. Each child has been approved by the heart galleries that host them to appear on my blog. Not every heart gallery from every state has given us permission to post their waiting children (some we can only link to, some we can use photos and some change their minds constantly about whether or not we are allowed to help in their outreach efforts) …we are working on that. Brenda of Another Small Adventure really does all the work on this. She knows foster care waaay better than I do and I am grateful for all her help.

 

Children Available for Adoption - Orion

 

Orion, age 2 from Utah.

This sweet little guy is such a cuddle bug. He seems to always have a smile on his face!

 

 

View the heart galleries from all the states. Click on the states you are interested in.

Share the Matching Monday link on your blog to help these children find forever families! See all the buttons available. Or press “like” at the top or bottom of the post to share these waiting children with your Facebook friends!

 

Davion’s Story | We Can Do Better, America

Have you heard of Davion Navar Henry?

He is a young man who was so moved by his desire to have a family and his faith that he arranged to speak to a Florida congregation and ask to be adopted.

 

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In foster care since he was a baby, he recently found out his mother, who had given birth to him in jail, had passed away. He found out while searching online.

“I know God hasn’t given up on me. So I’m not giving up either,” Davion told the congregation of 300, dressed in a donated suit and tie. “I’ll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”

 

I wept when I watched it–especially the part where he explains that he just wants to be loved. While his faith inspires me, this is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. It just doesn’t make sense that we have children begging for families. It hurts my soul and I know it tugs on your heart as well.

We can do better, America. We really can. As National Adoption Month is coming up (November!), let’s make the commitment to bring more attention to those who are in the foster care system and want to be adopted into a family. Let’s brainstorm together some ways to make this happen! (Leave a comment if you have an idea.) I will compile the ideas into a post at the beginning of November and we can use it to make a difference.

Yes, we CAN make a difference in the lives of the 400,000 children currently in the foster care program–kids like Davion–who want to be loved “no matter what.”

Thank you for your inspiration and example, Davion.