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Linda, It's with gratitude …
Linda,

It's with gratitude and amazement that I say thank you for your generous and incredibly valuable donation. We are blessed to have Jack at home with AJ and that's what keeps us upbeat.

I honestly didn’t think the non-parenting part of this would be so hard. Neither in the amount of paperwork (piles on my desk for lawyers, social workers, hospitals, insurance companies, adoption agencies, the state, the county, independent investigators and on and on), nor in the amount of money this will cost (equivalent to an annual poverty level family income but only 50% of this years MotorTrend Car of the Year, the Cadillac CTS).

Since we don't know you it may not have been clear from our post that our older son was adopted from foster care. In that situation legal & adoption bills are nothing, minimal, less than $1,000 cumulatively. But the state state is slow and the bio-mom contested losing her parental rights so it took 22 months to adopt him. It will probably take us a year with Jack, 20x the money, and bio-mom INITIATED it this time while pregnant and campaigned for us to adopt Jack! She at least had the presence of mind to keep the boys together.

This is like a strange parallel universe. In order to do the right thing, we have to pay for the privilege. I guess I should have got a better estimate but I really thought that once we got him home and the papers were signed… the system is so broken.

Thank you again Linda, for your kindness and the time you took to read about our family. The world is full of so many better people than the systems we have created.

xo Lilly & the boys

4 years ago
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Linda Coker
Roseville, CA United States
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