Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Last Friday, while many were out shopping for the best deals, I had the privilege of attending one of our youth's adoption finalizations.

About a year ago, I received a call from Emily and Kristen's caseworker. The ladies were looking to adopt another child to join their family. I had just learned about DeJuan and knew they had to learn about him. I sent photos and profiles to the worker and she called a week later stating that the family was interested in learning more. Every time I have seen DeJuan, he's had a smile on his face, but I'm pretty sure I've never seen it as big and beautiful as it was on Friday when he joined his forever family! DeJuan, from everyone here at Children Awaiting Parents, we wish you all the happiness, laughter and love you deserve. (And you know I was trying not to cry when I typed that...) Congratulations!!

DeJuan and his moms

Me and DeJuan
DeJuan, his forever family and grandparents, and Judge Ruhlmann

DeJuan, his forever family and Judge Ruhlmann



  1. What a wonderful gift to give this young man. He is simply glowing and you can see the love pouring out of him. So awesome for his Mom's to invite him to their family. My heart is warmed.

  2. What an awesome young man. He is Glowing and Beautiful. I am so happy that you have found your forever family. Your Mom's sure do look Great and full of love too! Yeah for your family!

  3. I know Dejuan and see the struggles he dealt with to find a happy loving family. I'm so glad he found the right parents!! :)

  4. Awww Dejuan I'm soo happy for you. The short time I hung out with you at work was the best you were always excited about it and I'm finally glad your biggest dream came true. From me and my son to you hugs and wish you many happy years with your new family. Love jenessa and zaine

  5. That was a happy day and a sad day! I didn't want to let him go but he is in great hands! Bittersweet! JS