Jen Lilley has shown what a big heart she has by being there for foster children, and now she’ll soon be able to call one of those kids her son.
The former Days of Our Lives actress announced on Instagram a couple of weeks ago that she planned to adopt a little boy she has been fostering for the last two years.
“We are officially on the road to adoption. I have loved every single moment over the last two years with this little man,” she said. “He has given me more laughter in two long and tearful years than I have had in my lifetime. And when I come home, I’m taking this kiddo to Disneyland. One more week munchkin. Momma loves you.”
Well, now it looks like she’s about to be one step closer to adopting because the actress tweeted a video Thursday of her heading to court.
“I am getting ready to go into court on behalf of my foster son who we’re adopting. We’re not adopting today but it’s the first day I’ve been able to go to court and I just wanted to share it with you guys and thank you cause I know so many of you have prayed for me on this journey.”
Lilley has been very vocal on behalf of the foster program and how much she supports helping these children who need someone to love them. She spoke with Soap Hub back in September of 2016 about her desire to be a foster mother.
“While I have no idea how long I’ll have this little man, we’re open to help any child, of any race, boy or girl, 0-10. I will help teens later, but I’m so little and I look so young that I thought I’d get my toes wet first. Plus, at least here in LA, there’s actually more babies in need than teens. It’s heartbreaking.”
Soap Hub wishes Jen Lilley and her family all the best.
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— Jen Lilley (@jen_lilley) September 27, 2018
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2 more sleeps ‘til I get to see my favorite 2 year old in the whole wide world. Being this kid’s soon-to-be-official momma for the last 2 years has been pure joy. Worth every tear and trial that comes with the #fostercare journey. Sure, it looks like I’m carrying him in this picture, but the truth is, this child has carried me and Jason through every high and low. He has been God’s divine gift to us, expanding the tent pegs of my heart to make room for more love and empathy. He has fanned my passion for all children into a wild flame, and made me really love and appreciate his biological mother. Playing middle Mom is something no one prepares you for when you sign up as a foster parent, though I’m not sure any amount of classroom training could ever prep you for the emotional journey of being a foster parent without rights or say in the child’s life you love so dearly. Having compassion and empathy for the birth parents seems impossible so many of the times, but by the grace of God and the love of the child, go I. This post is dedicated to my son’s bio mom. You make incredible children sweet girl, and despite our rather untraditional journey, I love you and honor you forever. ❤️
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Missing my little boy so much while I film on location in Vancouver, but I have so much peace in my heart knowing that this time, when I come back, he won’t be my foster son, he’ll be my soon to be adopted son. Yes. We are officially on the road to adoption. I have loved every single moment over the last two years with this little man. I’ve taught him to roll over and crawl, how to walk and run. How to sleep in a big boy bed. How to talk and always say please and thank you. We’ve had fun exploring parks and looking at real life choo choo trains. He has given me more laughter in two long and tearful years than I have had in my lifetime. And when I come home, I’m taking this kiddo to Disneyland. One more week munchkin. Momma loves you. . . #fostercare #fostertoadopt #fosterlove #fostermom