National Adoption Awareness Month...what's it actually for?
Against my better judgment, I turned to Google. ::thud::
I found this site.
What I find most disturbing is the picture of the smiling expectant woman next to a picture of a judge with an adoptive couple and a baby.
Seriously? To portray a woman, ready to pop from the looks of it, smiling and happy and ready to give her child to the highest bidder is just horrible. It hurts my soul.
November to me is the big ramp up to Thanksgiving. I give thanks every day for my family and friends. It would never enter my mind to give thanks for adoption. At its very core, adoption is based on loss. The loss of one's identity...the loss of one's natural parents and heritage. It's not a cause to be celebrated...unless of course, you're the adoptive parents who get the child of a happy, smiling woman.
Tomorrow I will jump into the prompts that were provided over on the Lost Daughters site.