November is Adoption Month! We're Thankful for Adoption.

November 18, 2016

A beautiful post from the National Council for Adoption:


I am thankful for... Adoption!

Posted Nov 27, 2013



by Natalie Stack, Fall 2013 Intern

When I think about adoption, I am grateful for my adoptive parents and the beautiful life they have given me! As it is the holiday season, I reflect on how blessed I am to have the most amazing family. I am always eager to come home for the holidays because I get to see my family. Fresh aromas in the kitchen, love, and laughter are what bring me joy and comfort during the holiday season. Without my parents’ choice to adopt me, I wouldn’t be such an optimistic, strong, and compassionate person that I am today. They are my rock and I cannot imagine a life without them.

In honor of Thanksgiving and National Adoption Day, we asked our community what they were thankful for. Through social media, many people expressed how blessed they were to have some sort of connection to adoption, with responses such as: I am thankful for... my children, my mom, my son, my birthmother, God, birthmother’s courage, my existence. Many of you also admired the drawings that children drew for our holiday card contest. One drawing in particular stood out to me; twelve year old adoptee Hannah drew a festive, elegant Poinsettia flower. She expressed, “I was adopted when I was ten weeks old. I am blessed to have a birth family and an adopted family…It’s nice to know that every Christmas I will have twice the love every year.” It is her story, as well as the other stories of adopted children, that touch our hearts each year and help us realize that a forever family is the best gift of all.




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