30 Years of Building Loving Families: A Recap of Our Anniversary Celebration
As many of you know, Adoptions With Love recently celebrated our 30th anniversary as a private, non-profit, domestic adoption agency in Massachusetts. Over the last three decades, we have helped bring over 2,000 children into loving, devoted homes through the positive act of adoption.
Since our beginnings in 1986, Adoptions With Love has worked to find the best possible homes for each child whom we have had the privilege of placing. We have dedicated the last 30 years to providing the most compassionate, trustworthy, and personalized services to each member of the adoption triad – expectant/birth parents, adoptive families, and adopted children alike. Each year, we learn something new. Each year, we welcome more remarkable, courageous individuals into the AWL family. We were truly blessed to have them celebrate this milestone with us.
The Anniversary Event
On September 11, 2016, on the greenery of Warren Center in Ashland, Massachusetts, hundreds of families came together to celebrate Adoptions With Love’s big thirty. We spent the day connecting with both new and old members of the AWL family – those who came to us over 29 years ago and those who came to us just yesterday. It was truly an event to remember. The day was filled with laughter, great conversation, delicious treats, and activities for both the young and old. Children, teens, tweens, and young adults gathered to swim. Kayak and canoe on the lakefront, and even join in on a giant game of Jenga. Many kids spent the day in our pop-up petting zoo or taking pony rides around the property. All the while, we watched in sheer amazement at how supportive and vast the Adoptions With Love family has become.
We want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate this special time with us. We want to thank our donors and advertisers who truly made our celebration possible. The support you all have given us is immeasurable, and we are so blessed to have you be a part of both our 30-year journey and our forever family. To view and share pictures of our 30th anniversary event, you may join our Facebook group here.
A View from All Sides
Adoption has changed greatly over the last 30 years, and we have seen it grow firsthand. We have seen closed adoptions move to open. We have helped expand the choices that are now available to expectant/birth parents making an adoption plan. We have watched as birth families and adoptive families develop relationships with one another over the years. We have built close relationships with these families, as well.
What many of you may not know is that, as part of our milestone 30th anniversary, Adoptions With Love embarked on a very special project. Together with Stone Media Productions, we created a video tribute as a heartfelt testimonial to all the families we have worked with over the last three decades.
The video below features four remarkable birth mothers who discuss the difficulty of their decision and the positive outcomes that have come of open adoption. The video also features several adoptive families who, before adoption, were not able to conceive a child. We have also featured adopted children – some now young adults – who talk about their adoption experience and the love that they have for their birth families.
It is our hope that this video will live on in the history of our agency. Most of all, it is our hope that this video will represent the unquantifiable, unconditional love that is among the adoption triad. There is never too much love.
Every child deserves the best and that is what we hope to provide at Adoptions With Love. Here is to 30 years of building loving families through adoption.
To learn more about Adoptions With Love, please call 1-800-722-7731 or visit adoptionswithlove.org/contact-us.