November is National Adoption Month. It can be a time of reflection, a time of celebration, a time of hope. No matter how you do so, National Adoption Month can be a great time to celebrate your role in the adoption journey, and how the adoption journey has impacted you and your family. On our Facebook page, we asked what does National Adoption Month mean to you? Here are the responses.
- Laur — It’s a time to celebrate adoptive parents for giving a child a chance at life, & birth mothers the recognition they deserve for their selfless act of love. It’s also a time to boost awareness. For me, it also means celebrating a 1st birthday with the fantastic parents who adopted my little man
- Lindsay — it means celebrating the family that gave my baby girl a life and a family 8 years ago that i never could have. and also celebrating the courage I had to make the difficult decision to give the beautiful baby girl i had raised for 19 months to a family that could raise her properly. and a time for me to celebrate the love and respect i have for the family that adopted OUR daughter. in my eyes ir takes courage amd willingness on the adoptive parents part r tp welcome a child into their homes with open hearts and open eyes. thank you to all adoptive parents and prospective families currently waiting for a child. i love admire and appreciate each and every one of you. THANK YOU.i placed my girl through an agency in Alberta Canada where i live. but still placed her nonetheless. thanks everyone
- Pam — We are finishing our paperwork and parenting classes for our first adoption. When friends ask how it’s going I say, “I feel pregnant with the promises of God!”
- Susan — I see it as a time for awareness and advocacy. Increasing public and personal knowledge on adoption issues is imperative for the overall wellbeing of the adoptee, adoptive parents and birth parents. There are still so many myths and misconceptions regarding the process and the people involved. Even as adoptive parents, agencies and society in general have made great strides in making the experience more successful, there is always more work to be done.
- Mary — It means I’m even more thankful this month bc it’s allowed me to be where I am today!
- Karl — As an adoptee, I feel blessed to have had a birth mother who was willing to offer me the gift of life and to see that I would be taken care of. I’m also blessed to have been adopted by such wonderful parents that have provided me with all the love and care I could have hoped for.
- Debi — Hope!
- Marci — LOVE!
Read More from Our Social Media:
- Pre-Adoption Baby Showers: To Do Or Not To Do?
- How Did You Know the Adoptive Parents you Selected were the Right Parents for Your Baby
- From Our Social Media: Profiling Opportunities
- From Our Social Media: Adoption Themed Movies and Television Shows
- From Our Social Media: Adoption Contact & Get Togethers
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