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A Family for Joey!

I am overjoyed to write and let everyone know that a family has come forward for Joey. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word that he was waiting. There are dozens and dozens of children just like Joey who are also waiting on adoption lists right now for a family to love them. You can visit www.waitingchild.org to see a list of agencies that do waiting child adoptions.

I would also like to thank Debbie Bodie, for allowing us to use her beautiful poem on our blog today, in honor of Joey. I still remember the very first time I read this poem, and it continues to bring tears to my eyes today.


The Waiting Child
by Debbie Bodie

I saw you meet your child today
You kissed your baby joyfully
And as you walked away with him
I played pretend you’d chosen me.

I’m happy for the baby, yet
Inside I’m aching miserably
I want to plead as you go by,
“Does no-one want a child of three?”

I saw you meet your child today
In love with her before you met
And as I watched you take her out
I knew it wasn’t my turn yet.

I recognize you from last year!
I knew I’d seen your face before!
But you came for a second babe.
Does no-one want a child of four?

I saw you meet your child today
But this time there was something new
A nurse came in and took MY hand
And then she gave my hand to you.

Can this be true? I’m almost six!
And there are infants here, you see?
But then you kissed me and I knew
The child you picked this time was me.

(Copyright 1997 Debbie Bodie)
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