I volunteered to write an adoption profile of a teenager in need of an adoptive home for the Heart Gallery exhibit in Missouri. Eager to write it, I read the information sent to me about this youth.
As I started to write, the words just would not come. I sat there, my fingertips on the keyboard, notes by my side, his picture staring back at me, and I was profoundly moved. Athletic, loving, determined, compassionate…these are the words used to describe this child, and yet, he does not have a family to call home.
My heart broke a little. The tears started to well-up, and I was lost in the thoughts about what he must be thinking.