November is Adoption Awarenessss month and I invite you to pop over to Grown in My Heart where Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy has posted some facts about adoption. Did you know that approximately 60% of Americans are either adopted, have adopted children or siblings, or have relinquished a child for adoption? I suspect that if you take into consideration those who know someone who is touched by adoption in one way or another you would find that most of us are touched by adoption in one way or another. Certainly I have found that whenever I mention that I am adopted almost without exception someone else I am speaking to has been touched.
Adoption Awareness Month, as Claudia says in her post, will probably never have the media awareness like other issues. I don’t know if there is an “official” symbol like a pink or red ribbon associated with the month so I have claimed one myself.
Two hearts: one worn by my birth mother and the other by my adoptive mother. They are almost identical but, interestingly enough, the one that belonged to my birth mother has the etching of another tiny heart within it.
Two hearts; one baby; multiple blessings.