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Help Justin find a family of his own

Posted at 7:21 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 07:21:43-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Children in the foster care system spend a lot of time thinking about what it would be like to have a family and hoping they get one of their own.

Justin, 12, talks about what having a family would mean to him.

When he talks about things he would do with his family, he pictures the things many of us may take for granted.

"Playing with them. Playing video games. Go out shopping," he said.

Justin loves the idea of having older brothers or sisters.

Sometimes, parents who are considering adopting wonder how it would impact the children they already have. But adoptive mom Margaret Steele said welcoming another child into her home was the right move for her entire family.

"My daughter is amazing. She has brought so much growth to not only us as adults but also our younger children, she's brought so much joy to us as a family," she said. "And really makes us work on what we had is like standard parent behavior, because she was not born into our family and does not use our parenting style and she's almost an adult ."

To learn more about Justin and other kids like him in need of homes, click here or call Connecting Hearts at 804-308-5946.

In Virginia, we have hundreds of children who are ready for foster to adoption. In other words, these children are ready to find their permanent and loving forever families. As Connecting Hearts – A Deborah J Johnston Charity, celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids or sibling who are available for forever homes, but also to shed light on the other almost 700 children who may not be seen. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more and becoming a foster to adoption parent(s) click here.