National Adoption Day is November 21st and it’s a great day for us to celebrate!
I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since we made one of the biggest decisions in our lives! I have written about it before but I love having the opportunity to express my feelings about adoption. My husband and I were the proud parents of 4 amazing kids and couldn’t ask for better ones. I was done having kids by the age of 26 and used to tease everyone that I was going to done with raising my kids in my early 40’s and I thought life would be great because I love hanging out with my hubby and wasn’t looking for anything different. The summer before my second daughter went to college, I started having a strong impression that their were two girls that needed to be in our family. I know, right? I thought the same thing, I must be going crazy! Everything stood in our way but the feeling wouldn’t go away. After being certified as a foster parent, I was waiting to see what kids would be placed in our home.
I received a call from the caseworker and asked if I would take a sibling group of 4 kids under the age of 5 1/2 and three of them were still in diapers! I told her I couldn’t take all 4 but I would take a couple of them. She gave me the choice of two girls or two boys, I told her to choose because I wanted to see if my impression was correct. She told me that she would bring me the two girls. I have fought hard for my girls and had to do things that I never thought I would have to do. There were many nights of prayers and tears. I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing for them as well as the rest of my family. Do I regret my decision, NO! It’s not always been easy but what child is easy? I hear a lot of people saying that they don’t no how they could love a child that has been adopted, in my case, I had to fight so hard for them that I felt like I went through a emotional pregnancy. My gorgeous girls are my girls, and they are just as much my kids as my beautiful kids that I was blessed with in the beginning.
It is my pleasure to talk about Honey Maid today because they have long recognized and celebrated that while the makeup and day to day lives of families have evolved, the idea and importance of wholesome family connections remains the same. American families have changed. One in 12 married couples in the United States are interracial and nearly 40 % of children don’t live with both of their biological parents. Only 62% of children of children live with their two parents. More than 1.5 million American families have been touch by adoption.
I love to get a box of Teddy Grahams because I can feel good about giving them to my girls because they are made with 8g whole grains per 30g servings. They can take a box with them to cheer and share with everyone or make a small bag for themselves so they don’t get too hungry before school is out.
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