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30 Things, 4 Years Later: Day 10

20 Apr

30 Things to Accomplish in my 30s:
#10. Adopt a child.

Have you ever noticed that fear is often a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Someone might choose not to adopt a child because they’re afraid they might not be an adequate parent.

Well, I’ll tell ya.

If you don’t become a parent for fear of being an inadequate parent, you’re proving yourself to be an inadequate parent.

There are hundreds of thousands of kids who need families. The state of South Dakota currently has 6 kiddos looking and longing for their forever families. Minnesota has 163. The kids range in age from 1 year to 18 years old.

These kids need a mom and dad. Or they need a mom or a dad. They need someone. They need to have a place of belonging and a place of safety, comfort and fun.

These kids need for us to stop playing the What If game.

They need us to be courageous.

They need us to believe in ourselves so we can believe in them.

Last year I completed training and home study and was approved for adoption through foster care in South Dakota.

I haven’t gotten any further than that, but I’m in the process of becoming a hero for a child (or children) who needs a forever family.

Will you consider becoming a hero too?

If you are interested in adoption through foster care, please contact your local Department of Social Services, Department of Children and Family Services or other similar agency for information.

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