Friday, November 5, 2010

Feature: National Adoption Month

I have been anxiously awaiting for Friday to get here...not simply because the weekend officially begins for me on Friday but because I couldn't wait to blog about National Adoption Month!

November is National Adoption Month which adds one more reason to the list of why November is my favourite month! All month long various groups and organizations promote the beauty of adoption and I want to be a part of that because adoption truly is a beautiful thing.

There are so many personal stories of how adoption has positively changed lives. One story that has recently grabbed the attention of millions is the story of Catelynn and Tyler from the popular T.V. show, Teen Mom. I am a HUGE supporter of these two young people not simply because of the selfless decision that they made to give the gift of adoption for their daughter Carly but because they are showing the world that despite all the adversity, the pressures and the difficulties they have faced, they continue to put their daughter first and are doing a wonderful job of handling such a big decision each day. As you watch the show you can see them maturing. You can see their love for their daughter and each other grow. And you witness the special bond between both the biological parents and the adoptive parents. It's beautiful.

Catelynn and Tyler were on an episode of the first season of 16 and Pregnant and this is where their beautiful story began. I encourage you to watch this episode but only if you have a box of kleenexes nearby. It brings a little glimpse of the reality of not only teen pregnancy but the positive impact a child can have on families. It's truly inspiring.

Their story is just one of many. There are so many children who need families, there are so many couples who desire children, and there are so many happy families because of the beauty of adoption. Adoption brings families together in such a monumental way!

So if you or someone you know is considering adoption or if they seem to have a false idea about the true beauty of adoption then I encourage you to visit or share this website: It is just one of the many wonderful adoption sites that offers a large selection of resources and information.

I want to end this with a few of my favourite adoption story videos. Please take a moment to watch them. Your heart will never be the same.

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