JackHB1967's picture

We are looking to adopt aged outs / ex-foster kids!

My wife and I both work and need to as it is not a
good time to sell our real estate.

If he is 18 years or more we do not need to be at home
all day.

We hope to adopt younger foster kids later.

It would be great if some one could start a site where families and aged outs / ex-foster
kids could put up profiles.

Dr. Wes Crenshaw just e-mailed me saying he is thinking
about how to do this.

I e-mail Dr. Wes Crenshaw after reading an article.

Just google the title below in " marks.

"Ex-foster kid feels lost without adult support"

I know many ex-foster kids are not looking for
families but that may be because they do not have a good
site to put up a profile.

If kids are in the foster care system they often
have profile and photos etc but the second they
age out they are gone.

Just think about the following.

(note that M and I are doing all the paper
work to adopt through the foster care system but it will
take about four month more)

But think about the following.

People (my wife and I included) are happy
to go through a criminal background check
but many of us do not like to have the state
or county come in our home!!

Just because we cannot have kids we have the
state come in our home to see if we are good enough
to have kids!!

Any guy out there can have kids without the state
checking on them but my wife and I who are hard working
go to work on time and are clean need the state to come
in our home and ask us a lot of questions.

Yes I know the state has it's reasons.

SORRY FOR JUST LETTING IT ALL OUT LIKE THIS. LOL

I do want to make some points and I thought I needed to
set the stage.

The points:

Point #1

Adult adoptions are very easy with very little
paper work. Just google state by state Adult adoptions law.

Point #2

I think many more people would adopt if you (ex-foster kid)
or your agent could do a criminal background check
on the family looking to adopt you. With Adult adoptions
it is up to you (the person being adopted) to decide how
much or little to look at the family adopting you.

Point #3

We need a site where ex-foster kids can put up a profile
as well as couple's profiles looking to adopt. Hey you may
be looking for a better mom and dad than we can be. lol
I hope we can have some humor about this.:)

If you want to help build this web site or
you have info that could us let us know.

Your thoughts please!!

J-and-M

Have you found someone?

JordanHedlund's picture

I am actually a 23 yr old adult seeking a family to adopt me. I feel odd seeking a family at this point in my life... however I am still trying.

My Chosen Family

yaraelgerzawy's picture

Hello, I have been searching for organisations which connect want to be parents with people looking for parents from any age group as well. However I found that there is almost none! I realised that there are around 1 million foster kid in america alone, so imagine how many people worldwide, have no family of any kind? I created this page https://www.facebook.com/My-Chosen-Family-327515930792241/ as an initiative to try and form a platform where anyone from ANY age and ANY location, who is looking for a family is able to speak his/her heart out and maybe within this community s/he can find a match who is like him/her looking for a family. Your support will be much needed. Thank you.

Possibly Choosing Family

Claire's picture

Here are two links for adults seeking to create/choose family. As with any social media site, PLEASE REMEMBER to be cautious who you may connect with and use wise discretion about what you may share.

www.creatingextendedfamilies.com (has a yearly fee, but may be waived for former foster children)

www.chooseafamily.com (free of charge)

Has anyone responded?

iPatch's picture

Hello, We too have had informal experience with aged out youth. Would also love the idea of helping aged out youth who seem to have the most struggles. Wondering if anyone had responded as we had to register to find out if others had commented. I see this is a very old post. Perhaps you were put in touch with someone. My husband and I are looking for the same situation to permanently add a young person who still wants and needs our support.
Thoughts?

Hello, I have been searching

yaraelgerzawy's picture

Hello, I have been searching for organisations which connect want to be parents with people looking for parents from any age group as well. However I found that there is almost none! I realised that there are around 1 million foster kid in america alone, so imagine how many people worldwide, have no family of any kind? I created this page https://www.facebook.com/My-Chosen-Family-327515930792241/ as an initiative to try and form a platform where anyone from ANY age and ANY location, who is looking for a family is able to speak his/her heart out and maybe within this community s/he can find a match who is like him/her looking for a family. Your support will be much needed. Thank you.

I have also been trying to

Celencia's picture

I have also been trying to find the same thing. So far no luck. I hope some one can respond to this...

Hello, I have been searching

yaraelgerzawy's picture

Hello, I have been searching for organisations which connect want to be parents with people looking for parents from any age group as well. However I found that there is almost none! I realised that there are around 1 million foster kid in america alone, so imagine how many people worldwide, have no family of any kind? I created this page https://www.facebook.com/My-Chosen-Family-327515930792241/ as an initiative to try and form a platform where anyone from ANY age and ANY location, who is looking for a family is able to speak his/her heart out and maybe within this community s/he can find a match who is like him/her looking for a family. Your support will be much needed. Thank you.