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Many people want to adopt babies. They want a clean slate to start with and to experience every stage of that child’s life. This is really the ideal for most parents. But the fact is, there are so many adoptable children in foster care who want nothing more than to be adopted.
It’s true that adopting children from foster care is often difficult. These children have likely gone through some traumatic experiences that making parenting them harder. But being a parent is about love and you’ll realize from parenting these children just how much love they have to give and what your capacity is for loving. You have the opportunity of providing a home and giving these children a greater chance of becoming healthy, successful adults.
The best way to find the right children for you is by becoming a foster parent. Tell your case worker that you are looking to adopt. He or she will try and find children for you to foster who are eligible for adoption. It gives you a chance to get to know these children and see if you are compatible. If you are, you can look into what is needed to make the placement permanent. If you aren’t, then you can talk about finding another child who may be compatible.
You’ll also be given the opportunity of finding siblings who want to be adopted together. If the children you foster have siblings, try and avoid adopting one child and not the other if at all possible.