Sunday, November 4, 2012

National Adoption Month, Day 3

I'm starting to realize that not everyone is obsessed with passionate about adoption like me.  To some people, it's something they "could never do", something they think is limited to pets, thought only rich people could do, or don't think about at all.    

I'm so thankful for all the different ways that adoption has become part of my life:
  • I'm thankful for the neighbors up the street who adopted a kid when I was in elementary school then immediately became pregnant so raised two kids almost like twins. 
  • I'm thankful for the F______ family who I met while I was in high school and had the opportunity to babysit for in those days. 
  • I'm thankful for the professor at Anderson who was single but had two adopted daughters (can't remember which country).  
  • I'm thankful for having full-out lectures about adoption during my time at Focus on the Family. 
  • I'm thankful for having friends who are adopted.
  • I'm thankful for friends who have adopted or are adopting. 
Whether my interactions have been very limited or up-close-and-personal, I'm thankful for each and every exposure I've had to adoption.  It has helped it become more normal to me.  Our new normal.

What about you?  What are your experiences with adoption?  Does it seem very foreign to you?  Something God is calling you to be part of?  Something you want to know more about? 


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