When I think of the word “Adoption” I think of all of the wonderful opportunities I had as a child as an adoptee. I think of the courageous and sacrificial men and women who give their children up for adoption to those who aren’t able to have their own children or who want to provide a home for a child in need. When I think of adoption I think of nothing more than love, sacrifice, humility, grace, mercy and a “picture perfect picture” of what Christ has done for us.
Well, I was in Colorado this past week meeting with my literary representative and other organizations. My representative and I had walked into Panera Bread and I walked passed a sign that read “Adoption Event.” It caught my attention so I backed up to read the flyer on the wall…Quickly I realized that this was an adoption event for animals, not for children of our own kind.
My friend Abby and I discuss this often. While we are both advocates and lovers of animal shelters and would both adopt as many animals as we could if we had the space and means…we wonder why our country advocates SO much more for the adoption of animals than of children of our own kind who need love and homes?
Why is it so much easier to post a flyer at Panera Bread about an adoption event for animals rather than an adoption event for children?
I pray and hope that our country stays pro-adoption (as seen in this fire) but we can shift our focus from the adoption of animals (although I do advocate and support that) more towards the adoption of our own children.
SO many children need homes. Many times we think of adopting simply newborn babies but just like animals in an animal shelter, there are children that are from infants to the age of 18 who need love and a home MOST of all.
Join me in supporting and speaking up for adoption. Post a flyer in your area about the most important type of adoption- the adoption of our own children! Use your voice- talk about it with those around you and those you network with. And be open to God placing adoption on your heart– God will provide a child for you– you just have to be open for Him to provide.
As an adoptee, I can tell you that you will NEVER regret giving a child a home and your love. Think about it.
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