Adoption is close to my heart; some might even call it a passion. It would make my heart extremely glad if every single child in the world had a mommy and daddy to call their own and love them. Why do I love adoption? Am I adopted? No, I'm not. My sister is. She is the daughter that grew in our hearts but in someone else's womb. Is that why I love adoption? No, it's a very good reason but it's not why I love it. I love it because every single child should feel loved and cared for. Every one.
There are children all over the world who have no mom and dad to tuck them in at night. They have no one who tells them every day that they love them. No one to cook their meals with love (and make Momma loves me casserole). Every day there are children who wonder what it is like to be a part of a loving family.
Where are these children? There are children right here in America who need parents to love them. Some are homeless. Some are in childrens homes. Some are in foster care. There are children in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Mexico, and Haiti...just to name a few. There are babies, younger children, older children, teenagers. There are single children and sibling groups.
Isn't it expensive to adopt? Well, it can be. However, there are many ways to adopt. Some are expensive. Some are not. You do NOT have to be rich to adopt.
This month I will be featuring several guest bloggers. Two of those will be from my own family. My mom will tell you about her experience as an adoptive mother. My sister will be telling you what it is like to be adopted in a semi-open adoption situation. I'm waiting to hear back from some friends; hopefully they'll be sharing with you as well. Of course some time this month, I will be sharing what it is like to have a sibling that is adopted and tell you our adoption story from MY view.
I hope you enjoy what we have to share this month. Perhaps I can give you some helpful links too. Maybe I'll get you to think about adopting a child who needs a loving family. Maybe YOU can be that family!