Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Sparrow Fund
I was recently made aware of an organization that helps potential adoptive families by providing grants for medical reviews of their referred child.
Since costs are probably one of the biggest obstacles in the way of parents deciding to add a child to their family through adoption, my hat is off to any organization that strives to break down those barriers.
Anyone thinking of adoption has likely been made aware of the potential medical and emotional needs of the institutionalized child. While that doesn't mean intentions for adoption should be rejected, it does mean that it would be wise to proceed with eyes wide open by learning all there is to know about any diagnoses a referred child may have. A prepared parent is a better parent.
In their website, the good folks at Sparrow Fund wrote:
We believe that the family is responsible to be as well prepared as possible for the major life change that adoption brings. One of the most significant ways you can prepare yourselves is to bring in medical professionals to work with you to understand what it means to bring a child out of an institution or foster home and transition him or her into a permanent home.
Check them out!
Check them out, then click the brown button. Please.