“What if she never gets adopted?” My little girl had to ask.
“Then we’ll have one hell of a story to tell.” I had to say.
It’s a terrible analogy but one you’ll all understand. My friends who are realtors insist that a house sitting on the market is photographed each season, so that it doesn’t look like it’s doing just that, sitting on the market.
While Joyanna waits for a family to adopt her, I’m going to photograph her each season and while social workers change and foster families change, I’ll be constant. Joyanna is a child in the Illinois Heart Gallery, a photography exhibit of children available for adoption.
The appointment for the photo shoot is tomorrow in Chicago. I’ll report back.
In the meantime, to learn about Joyanna visit the State of Illinois Adoption Website.
And to learn about the new nonprofit we’ve started to help these children become adopted, visit Let It Be Us.