Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Adoption Awareness Month

This month is Adoption Awareness Month.
We all know of someone who has been adopted, who has adopted or given a child for adoption. All three are linked together so tightly.
The families in all three are touched by it. Some by joy, some by sadness and some by a mixture of emotions that only one who goes through it can describe it.
I think adoption is a great thing...sometimes to a fault.
Just recently I caught myself saying to someone who just told me their sister is expecting for baby #2 and I said, 'Why don't they adopt?"
It was only the following day that I realized what I said.
Maybe the cartoon that I posted (click here) got to me!
A blogger friend: The Funk Family, are now on their third adoption journey.
They have been waiting a very long for this adoption to become a reality.
Their faith and their children keep them persevering.
Do pay them a visit and leave a comment if you have time. (Note:To my prairie readers the Funk Family are from Saskatchewan.)

2 comments:

sandi said...

Thank you for the encouragement! We are trying not to get down about the wait, but it gets tough!!!

Sandi

Susanna (A Modern Mother) said...

After 30 years of searching, a good friend of mine just found her birth father.

She shared lots of info with me, the original notes from the agency, pictures of her birth parents, the woes of her birth mother (who never had another child!)

The birth father obviously had regrets, but was so happy that his daughter had a good life and that they had made the right decision in giving her up.

What a month to celebrate!