Is Adoption Getting Harder?
Jacques and Emily Rancourts have 7 children, 5 of which are adopted. Four of their adopted children are from China and two of which have severe health issues. Lily who is now a 9-year-old girl had a heart transplant when she was only 4 years old. Their other child, Mackenzie, has been through a living hell. She got an infection that started in her ear and spread into her skull. It required a 14-hour surgery and then another 12 weeks of IV antibiotics. This infection was caused by bacteria found in human feces that made its way into Mackenzie’s ear through liquid.
Mackenzie and Lily may have never been Brough into the Rancourts’ family if it wasn’t for pre-matching. Pre-match is the ability for a family who is looking to adopt to see the children they are adoption. The Rancourts almost didn’t go through with the adoption process until they came across a picture of Lily and they just knew she was the one. Without that one moment that pre-matching was able to create Lily may have never been saved and could have possibly died from her heart issues. The same thing could have happened with Mackenzie and her illness. Pre-matching is not only important for the adoption parents but also could be a life savior for the child.
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