Can you believe it’s already October? Less than one month until November and Adoption Month will be upon us! Last year I devoted the whole month of November to adoption stories, and it was such a success, I want to do it again this year! Get ready for a whole 30 days of stories that honor adoption…Birth mothers, adoptive mothers, adoptees, or anyone listed above or forgotten that either play a role in helping to support adoption or has been touched by it in some way.
Adoption is one of my favorite causes to champion for. There is nothing more beautiful to me than the strong mothers who make up the two sides of adoption. First, the woman who makes the brave choice to give life and a future to a child, and then hand him or her over to another. And secondly, the woman who receives that baby to love and raise as if it were her own flesh and blood. Both are mothers and both deserve to have a whole month to celebrate their roles. Of course there are so many other influencing components in the complexity of adoption…the adoptee themselves, siblings, aunts and uncles and grandparents on both sides, adoption counselors, agencies, legal team and caseworkers. The list can go on and on. Adoption touches so many different people and in many diverse ways.
If you or someone you know has a story of adoption or works for or has been impacted by a reputable adoption organization that they would like to share about on M2M during the month of November, please contact me, I would love to feature them! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.