From Adopting a Family to Being Adopted and How We Got There - Page 3
This year, especially with our four-year-old already talking about Christmas and Santa Claus, pride went out the window and we decided to fill out the application in order to be adopted.
Although the families are anonymous, I fear seeing our family profile on the bulletin board in my son’s school. Today I heard someone on the radio talking about a family to adopt. I thought back to the days when I would ask my audience to adopt a family, and I cried.
Adopt a Family is the only way we can give our son a decent Christmas this year.
What are the odds that two spouses would become so ill that they both cannot work any more? I have no hard facts, but it’s got to be pretty uncommon.
Sometimes when you adopt a family for the holidays, you wonder what that family’s story is. Like how did they let things get to where they are now? When I go to my county’s Board of Social Services for Food Stamps or when I pick up my WIC checks, I look around and wonder the same thing.
My husband and I are both college graduates. We used to make a six-figure income. We make some money now from my husband's freelance writing and I do freelance voiceover work.
But illnesses don’t discriminate.
This is our story.