Today is National Adoption Day!
As we head into the Holiday Season families from all over the world will gather together to celebrate. It is important to remember the thousands of children who need a family…and the impact that having one can make on their lives. Everyone deserves a family to feel, wanted, loved, supported, included, or special, and the families created by adoption do just that.
It takes a wonderful kind of person to step outside of themselves and adopt a child. I know first-hand how being adopted into a large, unique and loving family changed my life at the age of 3. I am the youngest of 5 children, we are all adopted , with the exception of my oldest sister…and we are also all of different ethnic backgrounds.
Today I would like to give a round of applause and a very big THANK YOU to my parents Jim and Carol for, loving and guiding me… even when I was a miserable teenager. For always rooting me on and supporting my dreams, for showing me the example of a beautiful and strong marriage based on friendship and love, and helping me to become the woman that I am today!
To all of the parents who have adopted children, and to those of you who are in the process or even considering it…you are truly amazing and genuinely appreciated!