The Other Public Option

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month, "a month set aside to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care"? National Adoption Day is November 21st.

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We're celebrating this month, in our own little ways. Mostly by running around and being a family and gasping for breath and do you have any idea how fast a 2½ year old is when she's avoiding a nap?

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I can't say it enough: becoming foster parents, and eventually adoptive parents, is absolutely, positively, without a doubt the single best thing we've ever done in our lives. Full stop.

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The theme of NAM for 2009 is "You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent." If ever there was proof of that, go back and read any random blog post of mine from March 2008 through and including the present.

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If you know anyone who has considered, even for a minute, becoming a foster or adoptive parent, give them all the encouragement you can. They won't be sorry. Pinky swear.

Resources: AdoptUSKids.org 


  1. present from gigi. a very popular option with the public. ;-)

  2. I love the vest! Happy Adoption month *hugs*