I cannot imagine my life without my children. I was not a woman who initially wanted children. They were not in my plans...at all. But somehow one by one they arrived with their own story and their own desire to be loved and cared for.
They needed me and I needed them.
This month is extremely important. All over America people are participating in campaigns to get the word out about adoption. November 15 is National Adoption Day. Children and families will make their forever families permanent in courthouses all over America. It is a breath-taking event to witness and be a part of.
In Connecticut I was proud to spear head our activities during the years I served as a local legislator. The celebrated day was always filled with food, proclamations, addresses by important folks and most of all children of every hue, shape, ethnicity.
Adoption is an amazing thing. It is love in action everyday. It is a commitment to community that speaks to my faith and what I believe we ought to do to take care of our children. No child should linger in Foster Care or an orphanage or some social service system anywhere in the world. let alone right here in America. Every child deserves a home and loving parent(s). I still wish I could adopt more...(insert smile)
I am a better woman because of these children. I know something about true love because of them. God knows I am not perfect...but we are perfect for each other.