The Power of One
Pam Kiker is a fabulous real estate business woman. She is determined to help families find the right home. She says that until the family moves into their new house it is only a house. After they move in and live there it becomes a home.
She is equally passionate about finding homes – not houses – for children who wait for moms and dads to love them and give them a place to belong.
When Pam enters a room everyone pays attention. And it isn’t long before everyone knows about her passion. She received the annual Wednesday’s Child Award from The Adoption Exchange a few weeks ago because of her dedication to the children. She accepted the award on behalf of all of the people around her who share her commitment.
Following are excerpts from her acceptance speech:
“My part in all of this was just to tell [people] about The Adoption Exchange and our mission, just as (some 19 years ago) Larry and Jill DiPasquale told me…..The power of one – just one – person…the power of one loving family, the power of one child who has been loved and becomes a productive member of society, The Power of One is among the most powerful forces in the world.
“I know that many of you have heard about the butterfly effect where one small action creates a reaction that can be felt around the world….My wish for The Adoption Exchange and the children we serve is that each one of us might create that small action, take a little piece of our hearts and create that act of love that our children will feel, that action that helps our children find permanent loving families. For we all know that every thing we do and every thing we don’t do matters.
“Remember the power that you have. Each individual…has the ability to change the world…”
Pam is one who has done that.
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