How to choose an adoption route

Artist and adoptive mother Stacy Earl shares how her and her husband came across the foster care system in Los Angeles and how they found the right process for them in their quest to adopt.
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How to choose an adoption route

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I didn't choose this necessarily as my first route to have a child. It just so happens that it is and I was very much involved in the foster system, the LA foster system and there are thousands, literally 70,000 foster children that need homes. And you can actually pick your ages -- 0-5, 5-13, 13-18. My husband and I chose 0-5 because I wanted to have experience of a little kid as a first time mother. It's also a wonderful way if you don't have the means to adopt or actually pay a lawyer and identify a birth mother and then nurture that birth mother through her pregnancy and then wind up with this beautiful child. There are lots of beautiful children out there that their parents have big issues. They're either babies having babies. They're drug users. They're alcohol users. They're prostitutes who have these beautiful, innocent, gorgeous children that need homes and that's where my husband and I came in and we decided that we were going to adopt from the foster system, the LA County foster system and it's been a beautiful experience for us.

Artist and adoptive mother Stacy Earl shares how her and her husband came across the foster care system in Los Angeles and how they found the right process for them in their quest to adopt.

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Stacy Earl

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Stacy Earl broke onto the music scene with RCA and her self-titled album, STACY EARL. The album delivered three top ten singles, “Love Me All Up,” “Romeo & Juliet” and “Slowly.” The first single, “Love Me All Up,” jumped 27 points on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second week on the chart. The follow-up, “Romeo And Juliet” was the most added single in America – a first ever for a new female artist. In Japan, the record was second only to Michael Jackson. With a multi-octave voice that transcends the merely technical, with a heart-stopping blend of youthful innocence and worldly sophistication, Stacy brings an unmistakable signature to every song she sings. The New York Daily News compared Stacy to Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington in her “breathy, understated style that projects a subdued, yet driving sensual energy that is always classy and never crude.” Interview Magazine described Stacy’s demeanor as “blissing out on R&B ballads, pop, and bubble-funk”. It called the debut album “optimistic and seductive”, and added that “Stacy Earl runs on smile power.”

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