Six-year-old Malik Fogelman put on his nicest pair of jeans and his favorite button up shirt. It was time for his adoption party – an event for which he had anxiously awaited for quite some time. After spending two-and-a-half years in the foster care system in Louisiana, Malik would finally have his forever family.
Adam and Anna Horsley began their foster parent journey in the Spring of 2010. Over the course of three years, they cared for 35 children. Each child that came through the Horsley’s home was loved, cared for, and encouraged. Some days were easy and full of fun. Other days were difficult and trying. Though they are not perfect, the Horsley’s showed each child who came through their home the unconditional love of Christ. Malik was one of those children. He thrived in their home and it wasn’t long before he felt like family to Adam and Anna.
For the Horsley’s and Malik, the foster care journey ended on March 7, when a temporary foster family became a permanent forever family. Malik joined his younger brother, Isaiah, also adopted through the foster care system, as a Horsley.