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Sunday, November 11, 2007

November is Adoption Awareness Month

For the last year or so, my thoughts have been consumed with thoughts of adoption, but especially this month for a number of different reasons, one of those being that November is Adoption Awareness Month. So, I thought I'd share a little song written by Michael McLean about adoption. The message of the song is beautiful.

Adoption really is about love. There is so much love involved in the process. We are amazed at the selfless love we've found in young women who have the faith and eternal perspective to consider adoption for their baby. We are amazed at the deep love they feel for the baby they carry. We have been touched in ways we never thought possible to feel deep compassion towards the baby that will come to our family and the young girl that will give us the gift we cannot give ourselves. We don't know yet how our adoption story is going to turn out, but we do know there is someone out there whom we will welcome into our life with open arms. We will love the child that comes to us with all our hearts, but we will also share a special bond with the girl who makes such a courageous sacrifice for us. We will always share her love with the child she places in our arms. She will not be forgotten in our home.

It's hard to find words to express how we feel. We admire and respect young women who find themselves in very difficult circumstances and are often left to figure things out on their own... and still somehow manage to move forward with great faith. We know God loves them and will bless them. Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved in different aspects of adoption.

We love adoption. We love birth parents, who give us great hope of having a family. We love adoptive couples who inspire us with their amazing stories. We love children who make adoption the most precious miracle.


Amy said...

Wow, I missed your insightful and hopeful posts while on vacation. I am still praying for both of you. Wont it be great when we can finally swap baby stories? :) Hope all is well - I'll shoot off an email to you soon, Megan. Take care!

Heffalump said...

Adoption is a wonderful thing. I have a niece who came to our family through adoption, and she has been a great joy to all of us. I am looking forward to the continuation of your adoption story.

*Carly* said...

Just when I think I am ok I hear that song and read a post like that. Holy cow, tears will not stop! It is so intense. It isn't that it hurts cause I placed her, it is because of how much love that is involved!!!

Kaitlin said...

I LOVE THAT SONG!! I've never heard it before, but it's EXACTLY how I feel!! Thank you for posting it!!

Marc and Megan said...

Amy, I'm glad you're back home safe!

Heffalump, it's so neat to hear of other happy adoption stories!

Carly, I'm sure what you feel is even more deep and intense... it's incredible!

Kait, I'm so glad you loved it! Sending you hugs! <3 (<-- that's a heart!) :D

Bryce & Brenley said...

I actually have the CD with this song on it. We listen to it all the time, and it brings us to tears often.