STORIES FROM THE FIELD
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE EVERYDAY IMPACTS
OF THE SPOKANE ANGELS COMMUNITY!
OF THE SPOKANE ANGELS COMMUNITY!
Our hearts are warmed each time we are able to create a perfect match. However, when a family has been on our waitlist for some time and are right on the brink of adoption, it is an especially impactful story!
Last Monday we made a very successful Love Box match!
Lina and Joe Sanchez have been foster parents for a little over two years, they're set to adopt their little ones in just a few weeks! They've been looking for a Love Box Leader who will provide positive connection and support for their family. Joe's sometimes works long hours, so Lina is looking forward to her Love Box Leader being able to provide support for her on those days.
Bethany, was the perfect match for them, as a pediatric Occupational Therapist she has experience working with young children from hard places. Bethany loves children and is excited to get to know the Sanchez family and their kids. Once they've built a strong relationship, Bethany hopes to provide occasional babysitting, and plans to start her journey as a Love Box Leader by helping them celebrate adoption!
We know that placing the Sanchez family with a Love Box Leader during this important transition in their lives will wrap support and intentional relationship around the whole family.
AN ADOPTION STORY
We are so happy to share that this family adopted their kiddos in November, 2021. The Sanchez family were recently matched with a Love Box Leader,Bethany and invited her over to celebrate adoption day and she helped with party set up and clean up and got to meet the whole family. They have their December meet up planned for later this weekend, Bethany plans to support the foster mom by spending most of the day Saturday with her and the kiddos while dad puts in overtime at work.
We'd like to say that this story has a very happy ending, however, their story is just beginning.
Photo credit goes to Sammie Jones Photography and Heather Stokes Photography.
"This tiny 2-day old 6-pound precious baby came to my doorstep at midnight on November 17th, he still had his hospital bracelet on. My heart completely melted the second I saw him, he was absolutely beautiful. I never knew I could love someone so much that I just met. Although my heart was filled with love, my heart was also breaking thinking about his birth mom who carried this beautiful baby for 9 months and had to have him removed before he ever went home. The pain she must've felt really stuck to me that night. From the day he entered my heart and my home, I vowed to love him with all my heart, take care of him the best I could, and advocate for his best interest.
As a single mom, I spend all my free time with baby J. We are extremely close and have a very tight bond. This sounds cheesy but I probably catch myself tearing up at least once a day because of the amount of love I have for him. My favorite part of each day is when I pick him up from daycare and he is so excited to see me. He sees me behind the glass door and crawls as fast as he can while smiling and giggling so hard till he gets to me. There is no better feeling in the world.
I am grateful that foster care has given me the opportunity to love on and mother 10 beautiful children over the last three years. When someone asks me to tell them about myself I always start with 'I am a Mom.' Being a mom is the core of who I am and how I want others to see me. These children make me a better person. People ask if I will continue to foster if I am given the opportunity to adopt. I tell them yes, I hope to foster for many years to come. Fostering is so needed, children need me. It's what I'm good at and what I love. I just hope one day I can find an amazing partner that will join this journey with me so I can make a bigger impact."