Behind the Scenes
If you watch our website closely, you will notice that sometimes a child’s photograph is removed for a period of time. It may be that a family appears to be a good match and plans are underway. Or there may be other factors.
Here is the story told by the mother of one of those children whose photograph disappeared for a while, and then returned:
When Ryan got put back on The Adoption Exchange listing as available by himself because his brother had gotten placed, I saw the listing right away because back then I was monitoring listings nearly daily.
I submitted an inquiry and his caseworker responded immediately. We talked, and she linked me to speak with Ryan’s therapist and with his foster mother. It was sounding like a good fit. Then my husband and I … spent a couple hours reviewing [agency] documentation, which did not scare us off, but confirmed we were on the right track.
There were a number of steps in the process. There were people to meet, life books, sharing of photographs, visits, and conversations.
And then Ryan to his very own family. Now his photograph is gone from our website for good. His mom says, “I dearly love my new son, he is an absolute treasure.”
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