As Waiting for Baby Stories helped celebrate Adoption Awareness Month, we realized just how powerful telling YOUR story could be. We read about Lindsay and Jeff, their struggle to begin their family, and the blessing of being matched with a little boy in Korea. Please keep little Ari in your thoughts as well as his forever family as they anxiously await his arrival.
We then met Kelli and Luca who struggled as well to start a family, were blessed by the option of adopting a little cutie from Vietnam, and now find themselves overwhelmed at the fundraising aspect of adoption again as they try to grow their forever family. You can continue to help this family bring Baby K home by visiting their gofundme site: http://www.gofundme.com/1i5v00
We watched as Ryan's birth mother turned an infertile couple into a family bursting with joy, we learned the importance of adopting older children, and were given the opportunity to speak up on behalf of the thousands of families needing a tax credit for their forever families to be complete. Then lastly, we read about high school theatre teacher Amy's struggles and then the experience of a lifetime as her family of four grew over night to a family of seven by the act of adoption.
November may be ending and adoption may just lose a little sparkle in the limelight, but it remains to be an important part of our society, community, and world. Please continue to fight for adoption rights, pray for families who are waiting to be matched or waiting for permission to hold their promised little ones, give towards these families when you have a little extra, and most of all, never take for granted your forever family.~Kassie