Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Always worth it

Tomorrow marks one year since we took the first step to adopt from foster care.  When we started this journey, we never imagined that it would take so long.  We assumed we'd have our child home by summertime.  The literature given to us at our first training said that it typically takes 3-6 months to be approved.  It's been a year.  At times I get frustrated, at times I get overwhelmed with sadness, and at times I want to give up.

On instagram today, I saw this picture:

"A child's life is always worth the process and is more valuable than the costs."  What a timely reminder to me that my child, all of these children, they are worth the process.  No matter how long, and ridiculous, and unfair the process, my child is worth it.


  1. So true! I remember how frustrating it was to get licensed! The state took six months just to do our background checks! The process of fostering is frustrating at times too, so maybe it's all just part of the training :)