Category: Ethiopian Adoption Story
Created on Thursday, 03 November 2011 10:47
When we started planning our blog content for National Adoption Month, we never imagined that we would spend the first few days of November debating with Members of Congress why international adoption must be included in any National Adoption Day and Month honoring resolution. But here we are 3 days into the month and that is exactly what we are doing.
As part of this campaign to include children and families brought together through international adoption, we have written an Opinion Editorial that was published by Minnesota Public Radio today.
Recognition of adoption shouldn't leave out international families
November 3, 2011
By Myiesha Taylor and William Schlitz
November has always been associated with giving thanks for the things we cherish in life. For many, that celebration of thanks is centered on family. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's provide opportunities for families to travel far distances to be together and celebrate.
Our family's celebration also includes the anniversary of our youngest daughter's adoption from Ethiopia. This December we will celebrate her third year with our family and share with as many friends and family as will listen why they should consider adopting a child.
Coincidentally, November is also National Adoption Month. The purpose of the recognition is to shine light on the many children who have no family and would love to be adopted.....
Please share this with family and friends. Please contact you Member of Congress and 2 U.S. Senators and ask them to amend the National Adoption Day & Month resolutions to include international adoptions.
We want to thank Minnesota Public Radio for allowing us the opportunity to express our opinion on these two resolutions. You can visit MPR's website and see the entire Op-Ed by clicking on the link.