As of April 2013, there were 5,013 children in the foster care system of Alabama. Five hundred of those children sit waiting, currently ready to be adopted.
And here is the thing: waiting children don't have to be adopted just by Alabama families, anyone across the country could become their parent.
Heart Gallery Alabama strives to help find a permanent, loving family for every child in Alabama's foster care system who is in need of a home.
Their heartbeat is the mantra, "There are no unwanted children. Only unfound families."
I very much agree.
I was so excited to see my blog friend Catie, over at This High Calling, announce that every Monday she would be posting about a child available for adoption in the state of Alabama.
I'm on board too.
I've got big dreams for what could happen. Each week Catie will share a beautiful face and and their story. Then I'll share it. My hope is then that YOU will share it. And if you share it, maybe your facebook friends will share it, and then their (cousin/friend from high school/tennis partner/co-worker, will open up the link. . .
And maybe, JUST maybe, one of those people will see the face of the child they have been praying for . . .
It only takes ONE family to provide a forever home to a child.
Let's find that family.
Let me introduce you to these three handsome brothers. . .
Meet Dustin, Daniel, and Ricky