I am thankful for adoption. Some of you may know, I was adopted. Adoption is such an amazing gift for all three parties involved – the birthmother, the child and the adoptive parents. I honestly don’t know where I would be right now if my parents had not adopted me. Adoption is something that has always been very near and dear to my heart and it just makes me so happy each time I hear of another family that was made complete by adoption. In fact, just the other day a friend of mine held her brand new baby girl for the first time. I literally broke down and cried tears of joy for her because my heart just overflows each time I think about this. Another friend of mine is a birthmother, she had a daughter when she was barely an adult and decided the best thing for both of them was to place her with an adoptive family. It has been incredible to hear from her perspective how wonderful adoption is. How it provided her daughter with a stable, loving family to raise her, how it afforded her the opportunity to do some incredible things with her life and show her daughter that she really did make great use of the time she was given. Her and her biological daughter have a wonderful relationship now. Isn’t that so beautiful?! It’s amazing, I run into mom’s all the time that are somewhere in the adoption process and hearing their stories is so incredible. I am so thankful for adoption!
What are you thankful for today?