Not a fan of Rosie O’Donnell’s politics, however we share something very special in common. Last night I watched “America,” a Lifetime movie produced by Rosie that tackled the issue of teens in the foster care system in America. Rosie has adopted from the Foster Care system just like we did. Our own Princess Whinalot had been in 5 homes before she turned 16 months and we are so fortunate we were her final landing place. I wrote about it here and here.

Last night while watching “America,” I wrote on my Facebook status,

Greta Watched “America” tonight and bawled because I can’t imagine my daughter still being in the foster care system. She is amazing!

And for those that know me, I cry maybe once or twice a year (maybe it was the wine). This status stirred up some conversation regarding taking care of “our” kids vs. kids from other Countries. The way I look at it, is that all children are “ours.” Any child that lands in a loving home is fortunate, no matter where they are from.

My plan in life has been that when my kids are old enough, to take on some Foster Teens. So far my life has gone according to plan, so I can certainly see this happening in the future.

If you’ve ever thought about adopting or fostering and have any questions, I will be happy to share my experiences with you.

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One Reply to “Adopting from Foster Care”

  1. I watched it too. I have always wanted to adopt. Hubby, not so much. But maybe one day when our kids are older and we are in a better place ourselves we can adopt a teen. I am up for the challenge.

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