Tonight I was going about my business, wrangling small people and such, when I got a message from a local friend.
She happened to see this post on the Facebook page of an adoption agency. Apparently this adoption agency has started a Ukrainian hosting program to find adoptive families for older children.
Tyler and I both immediately started hyperventilating and had a tug of war over who could grab the laptop and find out more information on their website faster.
THAT’S OUR BOY.
Why is he on this agency’s page of waiting children?
We were told he couldn’t be hosted anymore, and that he was not and would never be available for adoption.
Was that information incorrect? Has the situation changed? Why are we suddenly staring at our sweet boy’s face in a post searching for a family.
Hello, we are his family!!
It was complete fate that we found this.
I have a lot of questions. The agency’s Ukrainian program is new, so their website doesn’t have a lot of specific info about it. It states that their host program for China and Philippines has been created so families can meet older children before they adopt them, and all children have a goal of being adopted. (Meaning they are available!)
Is it the same for the children they’ve chosen for their Ukrainian program?!!! If not, surely they would note that on the website under general hosting information.
The other hosting groups we’ve worked with and read about are just for hosting. IF the children can be adopted, that’s great, but hosting is simply to give the kids a break from orphanage life and to show them love and affection. The other groups specifically say that hosting is not to be taken as a chance to interview kids before you adopt them.
This is way different.
My boy is on a waiting child photo listing with an actual adoption agency.
We immediately called the contact phone number on the website, but their office was already closed for the day. It opens at 8 a.m. central time. You can bet I will be calling the second they open to find out more info.
If, big if, by some miracle he is available for adoption I will probably faint. Tyler adores him. We talk about him almost daily. We love him as much as we love our own children. I don’t know why, or how. It just somehow happened.
But…the fundraising. Ugh. Money rules my life and I hate it. I wish I had thousands of dollars at my disposal. It cost $250 just to fill out the application to adopt with this agency.
We miss him so much. I’m pretty sure we’re willing to go to the ends of the earth for that kid, finances be damned.
If you had to miraculously gather up thousands of dollars in ransom to get your child (back) home safely in your arms would you do it?
Of course you would.
Only nine hours until I can call the agency and find out more information…