The number of children without families in Georgia and throughout the United States is astounding. In an effort to provide these children with a sense of family, the foster care system provides temporary care through foster parenting. However, this does not provide a permanent solution. Adoption allows people to give children without families of their own forever homes.
Teens make up a large number of those in the foster care system waiting to be adopted. Some children spend years moving from house to house, never having somewhere to call their home. Runs, fund-raisers and other events take place each year to raise awareness for adoption.
Those who have gone through the adoption process before cannot begin to express the joy it has brought to them. Not only have they made a difference in the life of a child, but their lives have forever been changed because of it, as well. Children and teens who have found their forever home are immensely grateful for those people who were willing to take a chance and bring them into their family.
Foster care gives couples the chance to provide a temporary home for someone who does not have a family to which to turn. Adoption takes this one step further and gives children a home and a family to call their own. The effect this process has on everyone involved cannot be shared enough. Couples or families in Georgia looking into the adoption process should understand the time and cost that it entails. Available resources and authorities on the legal aspects can assist one in deciding whether adoption is for them and how to proceed in the process.
Source: whotv.com, "Teens Find Forever Homes Through Adoption", Megan Reuther, Oct. 7, 2014