Happy National Adoption Month!
This November, let’s celebrate adoption by highlighting the families created through this selfless and inspirational choice and honor the birth parents. For the thirty days of November, Adoptions With Love will be embracing the love inherent in each aspect of adoption. We ask you to join us in our #30DaysofLove.
Even after 26 years of working in the adoption field, I am still in awe of each of our expectant parents as they make the brave and courageous choice of adoption for their child. This is a deep, personal sacrifice that only very few can fully understand. This decision is made with such overwhelming love, allowing their child to have the type of life they feel they cannot provide. Expectant parents never cease to amaze me as I counsel them through their unplanned pregnancies. With a remarkable strength, they are able to make an informed, selfless decision for their baby.
For our adopting parents, adoption is a beautiful way to complete their families. Our adoptive families desperately want to become parents, and the only way to do so is through the adoption process. Our adoptive parents’ determination, strength and perseverance are truly admirable as they wait and hope for their own bundle of joy.
At the request of one of our children, now 20 years old, I recently found and contacted a birthmother about the prospect of a reunion. With the support of his family, I reached out to locate his birthmother who was ready and very excited to reconnect. After exchanging a few emails, they finally all met in person just this past week. The results were more wonderful than we had hoped for! Her most touching comment will stay with me: “I cannot thank you enough for finding me… The meeting went fantastically awesomely great! We met at our designated spot, I knew it was him from the moment I saw him. “
Let’s celebrate each and every day of November to its fullest while educating others about the profound love inherent in adoption. Join us in our #30DaysofLove!