Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Sunday, October 31, 2010

National Adoption Month


November is National Adoption Month.  The numbers are fluid, but on average there are 500,000 children in foster care in the United States and of those 120,000 are waiting on an adoptive family.  Research has shown that if one of every 500 families adopted out of foster care, there would be no waiting children.  I speak these numbers often in my job, but in reality each “number” represents a child, a life.  What does adopting require?  The ability to meet your own needs, unconditional love, meeting the child and their needs at their level (not within a set of rigid expectations) and a support system.  Parenting is a challenge, regardless of how you come to be a parent. 

For more information, call your local or state Social Services or check out the Dave Thomas Foundation or AdoptUSkids

November’s alphahop will be about raising awareness for these children.  Write an alphapoem with words like adoption, children or family or just write a post about this topic and link up.  The linky is on the sidebar under the AlphaHop button.

C onsider

H aving No One

I nnocence Betrayed

L imbo Living

D evelopmentally Delayed

R eaching Out, No One

E ver There, Our

N ation’s Children “Ageing Out” of Care


  1. Thank you Dawn for raising our awareness. I'll try to write something.

  2. Thanks Myrna ~ love what you wrote!

  3. Hi,

    I didnt even know this month was Adoption Awareness month until I read your post the other day. I wish I could join the alphahop but between NaNoWriMo and a book review. I think im creativity tap out this month. lol
    Im surprise im doing ok 2 days in. I can't wait to see where the story goes.

    Thanks for coming by. See you next year in NaNoWriMo. As much as people seem to be stressing about it. It really is fun.


    Abandoned and alone
    Dear Children and babies
    Open arms
    Protect and love you
    To be a family
    In good times and struggles
    Over the years and milestones
    Nurturing your Soul

    To all the foster and adoptive families I know who give so much to those who had no one.


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