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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.


This is our journey of adoption, love, homeschooling and living life to the fullest.....even if we do live in chaos (can't have anyone over syndrome).

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