Danielle Dickson finally has the family that she has dreamed of. She and her husband recently adopted seven children. Danielle’s parents were adoptive parents. She has eight brothers and sisters who were adopted. Her husband was also a foster child.
When Danielle married her husband, they both agreed to adopt children. The couple has one biological child in addition to the seven that they adopted. They have also had 25 foster children. All of the children were adopted from the Ennis Center for Children. Joleen Beagle is the program director. She stated that the goal is to keep the children together, but that does not always happen.
Unfortunately, many children do not have a happy ending. There are currently 2,600 children in Michigan who are waiting to be put with a family. Eighty to 100 of the children live in Genesee County. Joleen stated that the Ennis Center for Children is encouraging more people to be foster and adoptive parents.
Cost is one of the things that deters many people from adopting a child. However, Joleen stated that the state will pay for most of the cost. If you want to be an adoptive or foster parent, then you will need to undergo a background check. You will also need to be a loving and caring person.
Danielle also encourages people to be an adoptive parent. She stated that if you truly love children, then you can be a good adoptive parent. You can also get the family that you have always wanted. If you live in Michigan and are interested in adopting, then you will need to contact the Ennis Center for Children Inc.