I didn't know that November was National Adoption Awareness Month until the year AFTER I placed. I was a bit in la la land during that first year. I was still lost and trying to figure out how to be "me" without "him". Now, I honestly can't wait for November each and every year.
Not only is November my favorite month, because of my favorite holiday; it is as well because it holds one of the most precious "awareness" months. I will say NAAM rather than typing that long junk out!
Either way, It is a month full of cold weather, beautiful colors, falling leaves, lots of outside playing, and most of all BEING THANKFUL. Every year I see my FB page updated with many things people are grateful for through out the month. This year, I decided that I am going to write something I am thankful for EVERY DAY for and entire YEAR... maybe I need/will go longer. Why not? I mean, jeez Louise, isn't it great to be grateful always?!
I am grateful for everything and especially adoption.
Usually on my annual NAAM post I blog all those who are trying to adopt right now. This year, I just want to put it out there that there are couples on the LDSFS website that have been waiting FOREVER. Now, I know I am LDS, and so its probably biased that they are a great agency, but they are. And if I knew of more agencies specifically I would link to them as well. Since Latter Day Saint Family Services is all I know, that is all I can post. (so please leave links to other GOOD adoption agencies).
Adoption is amazing, and there are so many families waiting for their babies. Waiting to be a family, waiting to be found. I can't imagine having to wait. I can't imagine not being able to say FOR SURE, that I was going to be a mom in approximately 9 months. Those going through infertility have such insurmountable strength. I wonder if I would ever be able to stay married with such a trial. Patience, love, understanding. There are so many. And there are so many women who aren't aware of the benefits of adoption. Who are not aware of the OPENNESS of adoption. What a blessing it is in my life!
So today, I am going to say that EVERYONE needs to learn more about open adoption. Learn more about Adoption in general. Learn about your options when you have an unexpected pregnancy. I love Adoption, I will never stop saying it, sharing it, or promoting it. So move on if you are sick of hearing "I love Adoption":) LOVE YOU