Sunday, November 2, 2008

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH






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.

15 comments:

alto artist said...

What a blessing your family is, and so beautiful!

--aa.

MammaDawg said...

It's a great cause - and you have a beautiful family!!

Lovebabz said...

Hey Alto Artist
Thank you...how are you feeling?

Mammadawg,
Hey Sister! How are you? And thank you...they are the most beautiful children anywhere (insert proud mama smile)

Princess Tinybutt said...

here,here! what a beautiful wonderful blessing you all are to each other.

:)

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Hey Lovebabz, Given my line of work and being an adoptive mother of two, I should have remembered this! Great promo.

If you want to see a pic of my kids when they were young, check out my most recent post, Pre-Election Anticipation.

I integrated my adoption experience, theirs, with my feelings about Election Day. You'll like it.

May-Bee said...

Having been adopted myself, this one is close to my heart.

Your family is beautiful, and your eldest is looking really grown-up these days.

Lovebabz said...

Hey Princess,
Thank you!

Hey KIT,
Isn't adoption the most amazing thing! I certainly will come by and check your post.

Hey May-Bee,
So nice to hear form you. I was wondering about you.

We must chat about your adotpion experience. Email me sometime so we can chat.

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Your family is beautiful. I have always secretly thought of adopting.

There are so many children who are in need of loving homes. Maybe after I become stable I will look into it. Mind if I email you with questions?

pserendipity said...

Happy Adoption Awareness Month! your kids look beautiful, all dressed up and ready to go. Awww....

Sista GP said...

SisterCuz,
You are wonderful, strong woman to adopt four kids when many can't handle one. More power to you.

BTW, guess who's "supposedly" pregnant again.

Lovebabz said...

Kay C,
You can absolutely email me...Hell you can CALL ME! I would love nothing better than to talk about adoption!

Pserendipity,
Thank you and yes they are beautiful!

Sista GP,
LOL...more like crazy...LOL! but delighted!

Who's preganant?

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

So awesome my Sistah....so awesome!

flutter said...

you just made me bawl

NoRegrets said...

I may decide to do this someday, if they will allow a single woman to do it.

Lovebabz said...

Keisha,
Thank you.

Flutter,
YOu and I both are the most crying-ist women...LOL!

No Regrets,
Single folks can adopt. No matter sexual orientation, or religion or any of that stuff. If you have the willingness to give a child a good home...you can.