Indiana's Waiting Children
The Latest from the Indiana Adoption Program Blog
Harmony and her mom, Rebecca, have a lot in common. They both love makeup. They both like to dye their hair fun colors (Harmony maybe more than Rebecca, who says she embraced her rainbow-hued hair mostly because “getting our hair done was something we could do together”). And they both spent 8 years of their lives in foster care.
Behavior is the language of children. Unfortunately, there is no translation app available! We have to learn to interpret by observation, experience and understanding their big emotions. This is especially true for foster and adoptive families, since children from trauma may not have developed the skills needed to understand their behavior and communicate properly.
17-year-old Carolyn knows that her chances of finding a forever family are slim. 17-year-olds with difficult history aren’t in high demand like infants and toddlers are. But sometimes family emerges where we least expect it, so we’re not giving up hope or slowing down our efforts to find Carolyn a family to call her own.