Adoption is a topic that is near and dear to my heart.
As a little girl, I was given the gift of a family via adoption. I was adopted into my parents’ home on December 23, (and I lovingly remind them on occasion that I was the best Christmas present they ever received). During my childhood, while my friends played house and pretended to have babies, I was busy filling out adoption paperwork for my cabbage patch dolls.
My brother was adopted. Several of my cousins have been adopted. Many of my friends were adopted.
In my mind, adoption has always been the most magical way to make families.
After spending nearly 30 months trying (and finally succeeding) to adopt my first child, I would no longer refer to adoption as “magical.” More accurately, adoption involves a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but it is still my favorite way to make a family.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that I want to do more for adoption. In the meantime, I want to create a collection of adoption blogs here on House Honcho in an effort to raise awareness and invite House Honcho readers to consider the adoption option.
If you know someone who is adopting (or has adopted) and maintains a blog about the experience, please contact me at trishawhitepriebe [at] gmail [dot] com.
Adoption really does change lives. Praise God mine is one of them.