Thinking About Adoption Day

With approximately seven weeks until August’s Adoption Day, I have been busy planning–and reflecting on the signficance of–this event. 

“Our children can learn that . . . the concept of ‘family’ does not rest solely on biology.  They can learn that love transcends many artificial boundaries frequently put into place by humans.  They can learn that closing one door can open another door and another and another . . .”  CAROLINE HARDING, Adoptive Parent

Adoption Day: 8 March 2005

“Adoption feels like genetic connection because it links you directly not only to your own gene pool but to the genes of all humanity, all the way back to the roots from which we all originated . . . Adoption carries the added dimension of connection not only to your own tribe but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties, and family.  It is a larger embrace.”  ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, Adoptive Parent

Adoption Day: 8 May 2006

“By choice , we have becaome a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being.  Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.”  RICHARD FISCHER, Adoptive Parent

Adoption Day: 5 March 2010

“It has been said that adoption is more like a marriage than a birth: Two (or more) individuals, each with their own unique mix of needs, patterns, and genetic history, coming together with love, hope, and commitment for a joint future.  You become a family not because you share the same genes, but because you share love for each other.”  JOAN MCNAMARA, Adoptive Parent

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