Jul 14, 2002 - 11:52 am
Hi friends I haven't met yet. :) I'm a 40 yo mom of 3; my daughter died of SIDS just before she was 1 yo. We've since had two awesome boys, now 9 and 11.
We realized after September 11th that our lives wouldn't be complete without adopting at least one girl, maybe two. I'm about to go through training to adopt through the state, but my heart has been leading me to see whether there are any children in this community who may need a family. Since I've experienced my daughter's mortality, I know that this is a sensitive subject.
I just feel that maybe one of you knows someone who is single mom who is in the late stages of cancer and doesn't have family able to adopt. As a mom, I can only imagine how reassuring it would be to find a loving, nurturing family to adopt the kids after he/she has passed over. Our loss happened almost 13 years ago, so we are well versed in dealing with grief issues and can help the kids get through the grief and remember their parent while allowing them to gentle adjust to becoming part of our family.
For any of you who feel offended by this, as though I'm trying to take advantage of someone else's tragedy, I assure you I'm not. I can think of no greater gift than offering peace-of-mind to someone who stays awake at night wondering who will take care of her daughter(s) when she's gone. I feel led here to offer this possibility, so please no negative posts.