“His first day in my home he said:
‘I will never get adopted, so many people say they will keep me, then they don’t want me anymore.’”
This is a perfect Sunday read.
This is Kareem and his new mom Elaine.
It's been a long and difficult journey for Kareem.
But now he inally has a real home.
Here’s what Elaine wrote:
Please join me in welcoming my son, Kareem to our family.
I am going to tell you who Kareem was, so you can see who he now is.
Three years ago kareem came to us at the age of 6.
He was supposed to be a respite/temporary placement but God saw something greater for him.
The first year in my home he cursed me out, spit on me, kicked me, punched me, stole, lied, broke windows and punched holes in my walls.
Every other day I was either at the school or on the phone with the teacher.
If we went to the supermarket or out in public he would attack people.
He was moved from previous homes because people was afraid of him.
He was also highly medicated.
Did I tell you he was 6.
He fought me with everything he had, yet he somehow stole the hearts of me and my children.
Kareem was a child worthy of love and to be loved.
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
Love is not easily angered.
Love protects, trusts, hopes, always perseveres.
Today Kareem is a sweet, respectful, and polite young man.
People who knew him cannot believe the transformation he has made.
I told you who Kareem was so you could see who he is.
He was and is the same person.
He has not changed.
The way he was loved is what changed.
He was and is a child who needed someone to look past his actions, his behaviors, his outburst, his exterior and see his heart.
Someone to show him he is worth loving.
Kareem was and is a child with a future that is determined by those placed in his life.
We did it Kareem.
You’re here to stay.
One home can make a difference
Kareem is the over 500,000 kids in the U. S. foster care system who are looking for someone to show them they are worthy of love in spite of what is written on paper.
I love this story.
Elaine has changed the course of this little boy’s life.
He now has a chance.
It was also touching what she wrote about the third picture in the Judges’s chambers.
“He was in tears as his adoption paperwork was signed.
He said he never believed this day would come.”
Well Kareem it has.
Welcome to your new forever home.
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