May 13, 2018
Do you remember when you were a kid waiting on Christmas to roll around and it seemed like an eternity to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas? Or, the school year seemed to move like a turtle crawling out of the pond and you thought you would NEVER get to summer vacation?
Well, 1,161 days or 3.18 years is a very long time in the life of a child. In fact, to say, you are going to have to wait three years to find your forever family or three years for the state to make your forever family legal, you might as well tell the child you have to wait three Christmases or get through three summer vacations before your dream can be fulfilled.
As adults, we need to remember how important time is in the life of a child. Remembering this simple truth can help us move more quickly in helping legally free foster children find permanency through adoption.