As delighted as D and I are to be able to adopt and share our adoption story as it progresses, we know that the voice of adoptive parents is prevalent this month.
We are doing our best to prepare our family by reading up not only on other parents’ experiences, but those of adoptees and first families. #FlipTheScript has been popping up on Twitter and adoption blogs, and I would like to encourage those reading to please start adding adoptees and birth parents in their feed.
The Press Secretary released an official memo at the beginning of the month; A Presidential Proclamation – National Adoption Month 2014. In part it states:
During National Adoption Month, we honor those who have opened their hearts and their homes…Throughout November, we recognize the thousands of parents and kids who have expanded their families to welcome a new child or sibling, as well as the professionals who offer guidance, resources, and counseling every day. Let us reaffirm our commitment to provide all children with every chance to reach their dreams and realize their highest aspirations.
It’s exciting that November has become adoption’s month to shine (every minority person, place or thing needs their “own” month)! Agencies and organizations center all efforts center around imploring citizens to locate and recognize those orphaned around the world (Note: not all adoptees are orphans), and a concerted effort is made by adoption attorneys to finalize…
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