I have 5 beautiful nieces and nephews. Of those 5, the oldest boy and the youngest boy and girl were adopted by my brother and sister-in-law. They were not adopted as infants, nor were they adopted internationally. My brother and sister-in-law adopted children that were in foster care. They had 2 beautiful daughters of their own, but they longed for a son. My brother and SIL decided that the only way to ensure having a son would be to adopt one. Matt came into our lives 5 years ago, at the age of 7. He is the sweetest boy, and the perfect addition to our family! Even though they had their son, they decided to open their home and hearts to more children. A couple years later, Haidyn and Dillon found their way into our lives. They are natural siblings, who just happened to be the same ages as my Owen and Ella. Even though they have some behavior and developmental issues, they are a perfect fit within our happy family.
My SIL's parents recently decided to become foster parents. This is the reason for my post. My SIL's parents got a call for an emergency placement this evening. They were told to go to the local hospital where the children been sent by their pediatrician. My SIL called me tonight to ask me if I had heard about these children on the news.
My heart ached when she said this to me. I had read about these children in the newspaper. I even read the police report; it sickened me. I just do not understand how a mother can be so heartless and uncaring. I do not understand how a mother could allow ANYONE to harm her children. I do not understand how this "mother" can look at herself in the mirror.
The only thing these children have is the clothes on their back, and each other. Their bodies are beaten and bruised, but they are SAFE now.
If anyone has extra clothing that they would be willing to donate to these children, please contact me. The little boy is in need of size 5-6, and the little girl needs size 3-4. Any items would be greatly appreciated!