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Older Child Adoption – Foster Care – Video

Seriously, I cried…

I have struggled the last couple of weeks with a massive behavior shift in our daughter with RAD.  It has been *hard* to say the least.  Over the summer…she was allowed to stay up later, swim, read, play games.  She could just be a kid with nothing major to do but chores.

The first two weeks of school, she did AMAZING.

The last week was difficult, to say the least.

I watch this and I think that the little girl in the video looks to be the same age as G when she moved in.  The little brother was also about the same age.

The rages.

The tears.

The darkness.

The hatred.

The struggle.

I fail so many days.  I have not be an exemplary parent to her and I’ve lost my cool more times than not.

But I have never given up.

I won’t give up.

God is good and He has forgiven my poor choices.

I pray that Gigi forgives my poor choices, as well.

She will remember the bad situations, but I pray that she will remember that I never gave up on her.


Older child adoption is hard.

Older child adoption from the foster care system is hard.

I wouldn’t change a thing, though.


God help me to intentionally parent my children.

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