November is National Adoption Month around the country. Many Maryland families already know how rewarding the miracle of adoption can be, but this month was created to help educate more of the public on this issue. There are many children in need of a loving home and adoption can make that dream a reality. In one out-of-state county, four children recently found their “forever families,” and everyone involved says it feels even more special that the adoptions were finalized during this month.
The supervisor in charge of these adoptions says that many children are in the care of Child Protective Services. They often come from traumatic situations and are in dire need of a loving home, but sometimes aren’t known to prospective parents. CPS advises people to get involved with the foster care system, as this is a way to help place children in loving homes.
One of the boys whose adoption was recently finalized expressed his excitement at finally being an official member of his new family. He’d lived with his new parents for more than three years as a foster child. It didn’t take long for everyone to decide he belonged with them forever, but the adoption process took considerable time. Even so, his parents want to encourage anyone considering the same option to go for it. Being a foster parent requires licensure, but families say it is well worth the effort.
As wonderful as adoption is, it is a process that requires great attention to detail. Those interested here in Maryland may want to work with a family law attorney who understands how important it is to ensure that every step of the adoption process is completed properly. That way, new families can focus on one another and building a loving bond that will last forever.