Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Thoughts

I saw a blogging challenge and thought it sounded fun. So this month I will be:

Since this is the first day:A is for Adoption! Here are several adoption quotes.

I knew I loved my daughter from the first moment I found out she was growing inside me. Although I knew I was to naive, young and poor to raise her myself there was never a question she would be brought into this world.I loved her father even though we would never see each other again, therefore, the only sensible choice was open adoption. I loved my child to much to hand her over to people that I had never met. My feeling was and always will be that if I was to scared to look these people in the face, to know and love and bond with them, then how in the world could I in good conscious hand my baby over to them never to see her again? I know without a second of guilt or remorse that I made the right choice in open adoption. How can there be a negative side? Now my child not only has one set of family members who love her, but 2,3,4... How can it be bad to have more people love you rather than less? Now, when each of us wakes up each day to face a new part of our lives, there are no haunting, unanswered questions to get in the way of our feeling secure in who we are so that we may face the rest of our challenges with that knowledge on our side. Now, I feel like I have a second family too, not just my daughter. -
Jennifer Bouchard Doane,Birthmother and Lifemother.

One day while I was hanging out with one of my friends the topic of our parents came up. My friend always knew that I was adopted through open adoption but we had never discussed it. I guess on this particular day he was feeling rather brave and launched into a slew of question, like do I see my birthmom, and, how often. You could tell that he was relieved that I felt so comfortable talking with him about it. Then he asked me, between my adoptive parents and my birthpartents which did I feel were my "REAL" parents. I was sort of surprised by what seemed should be the obvious answer. I told him, hey, they're both my "REAL" parents.

Young Man
adopted through Open Adoption

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

However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.

Valerie Harper
Adoptive parent

Check back tomorrow! B is for. . .


welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful start to the challenge and one that brought tears to my eyes. This is my third challenge and it's fun. I wish you all the best with the rest of the challenge plus you have one new


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a touching post. I have several friends who have adopted children and several friends who are foster parents. I'm a new follower of your blog.