Deborah Kelly-Corn suggests that people considering adoption should:
“Put children first.
“Create a network of supportive family, friends, neighbors and people at church.
“Request children’s medical and family histories.
“Find an advocate, such as a caseworker.
“Prepare for a roller coaster of ups and downs.
“Realize love alone won’t solve all a child’s problems.
“To learn more about Washington’s foster care program, call Spokane recruiters at (509) 389-7192 or (509) 363-4646. Online: dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/be_FosterIntro.asp
“In North Idaho: healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/site/3334/default.aspx