Archive for June 13th, 2012
Seven Big Motivators
• The photograph of a sibling group of four. These Nevada boys are 5, 6, 7 and 9.
Their smiles are just about the next best thing to hearing them laugh. I can just imagine the four of them climbing around on monkey bars in someone’s back yard. This photograph should be hanging on the living room wall in their permanent home. When we find those parents, these boys will bring four times the chaos and four times the love into their new family. Better get busy.
• Jamal enjoyed his visit to the Rockies ball field. But when the visit was over he
had something else on his mind. He said, “I know I’ll be adopted because I was on TV.” I felt a moment of panic. Oh, what if no one who watches calls? What else can we do to be certain that Jamal’s mom and/or dad find him? Better get busy.
• Chris is here in the office. A former Wednesday’s Child, he decided to
volunteer at The Adoption Exchange to fulfill his 60 hour high school internship commitment. It’s a remarkable way for him to give back. He’d better not catch anyone around here goofing off, because there are thousands of children just like him who are waiting for us to find their families. Better get busy.
• Lauren is getting married. I don’t suppose I’m as excited as she is, but I’m
thrilled nonetheless. I’ve glimpsed the solid bond between her adoptive mom and dad. And I’ve met her grandparents. She has fabulous role models and wonderful grandparents for her own children yet to come. Better get busy so we can do this for hundreds – no, thousands – more.
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