So a couple of weeks ago, I read this article, What’s the Point of Adopting a 17-year-old Kid? And it brought up something I never had thought of.
The whole point of the article is that just because a child is about to become an adult (i.e. turn 18), that doesn't mean that they don't need a parent still. Looking back at my own history, I don't know what I would have done without my mom & dad to help me out as I was learning what it meant to be an adult. I can only imagine what it would be like for teens that haven't had the most stable life.
It was so thought provoking, I sent it to Mike. And on the way home, we talked about it. We want to have a family, we want to help children, and we know what it means it would take to adopt an older child: It means going through DSS and doing a lot of hard work and potentially expensive renovations to qualify for adopting an older child.
BUT, we are considering what we need to do to help give a child, an older child, a chance to have someone to lean on once they turn 18.
With that being said, say a prayer as we continue to save/earn/raise the money and consider the ways we will grow our family.