Tuesday, October 30, 2007

At a Loss for Words...

I came across this story today from the Houston Chronicle... Four children ingest cocaine, police say. Surely, you are sickened by this, as am I. The large questions loom for me... why? will there ever be a home that will take 8 children together? why do some children get out? And the overarching thought... this could have been Baby Girl, Prince Caspian or Little Boy Blue, children we love.

Never would I want to guilt anyone into looking at foster care or adoption... However, this article shows reality magnified so that we can all see it for what it is... There is a huge need for foster families and adoptive families in our very own backyard.

This case got media attention, most do not.

1 comment:

Steve Sensenig said...

I'm at a loss for words, too.

Like you, I wouldn't want to pressure people to sign up for foster/adoption, but there really is a tremendous need for good homes to be opened up.

I'm glad we're doing it, even if Hope Giver ends up being the only child we have the pleasure of helping.