AMP S2E3: Camille Pinkerton - Sometimes Adoption Leads to Unmet Expectations
Meet Camille! Camille is married to Brandon and is a mom of 3: 1 boy and 2 girls. She decided that birth orders were for suckers and decided to go and adopt internationally before having her two biological daughters. The interesting thing about her adoption? When she brought her new baby home from overseas, she quickly realized that he had extensive disabilities and special needs. Motherhood was starting to look much differently than planned.
Camille and I talked about so many good things in our interview and I appreciate her honesty so so much! From funny things like her son changing the voice on his communication device to hard stuff like learning to actually love your adopted kids, we covered a lot of ground. iI can't wait for you guys to fall in love with this amazing woman!
Project Zero puts the real live faces of children who are available for adoption in front of the families looking to provide forever homes for them. They travel around the state promoting their dream of having Zero waiting children in Arkansas. You can check out their website here and their Facebook here.
Grace Haven Ministries offers support and services for adoptive families in the trenches. I can say this from personal experience. We were at the end of our rope with this business and Grace Haven's director of counseling services was at our house within an hour... FO FREE. She talked us off the ledge and provided us with some great resources for moving forward. Seriously, reach out to them with your concerns and struggles TODAY. Visit their website here and their Facebook page here.
The CALL trains, equips, and supports foster and adoptive families. You heard from the director in NWA, Ann in the first episode of this podcast. They are great and you should check them out. They have no-commitment info-meeting regularly if you just want to gather more information about adopting from the foster care system, and they provide the complete training you need to become an open home. Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.