Monday, November 1, 2010

National Adoption Awareness Month - Week 1

November is National Adoption Awareness month, something I usually remember on about November 29th and then fail to recognize in any way before the month is over. This year, I actually made a point of noting this on my calendar in October, in the hopes that I could prepare in advance and write an adoption-related post every Monday in November.

This week, I wanted to write about the conflicted feelings I have that the greatest blessing of my life, being parent, is the direct result of some very harsh realities of the world in which we live. I don't often struggle with words, but on this topic, I can't seem to get it right and have several half-written drafts sitting unfinished.

Luckily for me, Daily Dose of Mama wrote this post awhile back and managed to express with amazing clarity the very thoughts I've been struggling to define. So today I will refer you to her words because when it comes to this complex issue I can't seem to find mine.


  1. thank you 4 your comment on my blog
    and thanks 4 the heads up about natl adoption awareness month

  2. I hear you Kristin...Daily Dose of Mama's post sums it up well. Adoption is a lot more grey than black and white...more complex that one initially imagines it to be.

  3. I didn't know it was adoption awareness month, thanks for that. Off to read the other post now:) Jen

  4. Your blessing was someone else's loss...I NEVER thought of it that way before. Thank you for shedding light this aspect of adoption, and for sharing your heartfelt feelings.