I was put in foster care and adopted when I was 15 and it was by far the best thing that had ever happened to me. Although it was taken away from me when my mom regained custody and that shredded my heart to pieces, when I did get adopted it was the best feeling in the world. I felt, and still do feel, extremely blessed. Adopting a child is such an amazing gift to give to the child... because I guarantee you their life has been hell up until that point (foster care, halfway houses, horrific previous housing situations and terrible birth families). I can't even explain how amazing I felt when they let these people have me - it was like hell was finally over, the light at the end of the tunnel was finally in reach.