One of the highlights in this job is when we have adoptions. It is such a happy time for all of us. We know how far the child has come while in the care of the foster/adoptive family and couldn’t be more pleased to see the family finalize the adoption. Many of our adoptions occur because families have been fostering children and then those children become available for adoption. By that time the family has become so invested and attached that they can’t imagine the child going anywhere else. Other times there are children available for adoption but the foster family decided not to adopt. Then there is an active search to find the perfect family for the child. We are not involved in those adoptions near as often. However, recently one of our families was selected to be the adoptive family for a child on our campus. We are so excited to be a part of this.