Well, here we are—almost 16 weeks into treatment. Madie left for wilderness therapy on July 2nd, 2020, and she transferred to residential treatment on September 17th. Never, in my wildest dreams as a hopeful, new mom, did I ever imagine we’d be where we are right now. When you say “yes” to adopting a child, you have no idea what the future holds. There are so many unknowns, so much missing information (unknown genetic roadmap), and so much faith involved in the process. Even after all of the grief/loss we have experienced, I still remain firm in my belief that God chose us to be the parents of Madie, probably before my husband and I were even born. She is our precious daughter, and we will fight for her until our last breath. I am grateful for her life!
We are so grateful for Adoptive Families Coalition! I have spent countless hours on various websites, trying to find a grant, scholarship, or help paying for our daughter’s treatment. Long-term, round-the-clock treatment is often the only thing that will work for kids like our daughter. Unfortunately, it is an ongoing fight to get insurance to cover long-term treatment. We have spent most of her lifetime trying to find help for her in many areas through special schools, therapists (of all kinds), tutors, medications, and activities. If I had to come up with only one word to summarize her life, it would be complexity. She is now 17-years-old, and we desperately needed to find effective help for her before she becomes a legal adult. We have hope for her future, and we have seen the beginning of beautiful change. The specifics of her journey will be for her to tell one day.
We are trying to find benefactors, donors, organizations, or philanthropists who have access to funds that they are willing to donate to help fund our daughter’s treatment. We will not give up. Thank you for reading this update.
Adoptive Families Coalition (AFC) is writing to you on behalf of Madeline’s family. We are assisting them in funding their daughter’s treatment not covered by insurance. There are very few resources for adoptive families who face the challenges of expensive and lengthy care. We need a community of support! Please consider if you can make a one time or monthly donation to offer Madeline a bright future.
100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the treatment provider. Thank you!
AFC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic support of adoptive families. Families who faced similar challenges firsthand and understand the need for support founded the nonprofit.