Saturday, February 28, 2009

Parenthood for Me

Today I'm grateful for waiting. Yes, I'm actually grateful that adopting is a slow process, because it takes time for people to find each other.

I'm not talking about birth parents and adoptive families finding each other, I'm talking about the people who have come into my life because I'm "out there" waiting for an adoption, the people who find me leafing through the adoption books at the bookstore, the people who email me at 3:22 a.m. to say "I just found your blog and website, and for the first time in a long time, I have hope. I believe again. Thank you." And people like Erica.

Erica and her husband (AJ) are adoptive parents and the founders of a not for profit corporation established to "ease some of the burden bestowed on people who desperately want to be parents."

Erica and AJ invested time, money, and hope in ART (assisted reproductive technology) before pursuing international adoption. In the end, their journey was a rousing success! It brought them together with their son and forged their committment to help other people build the families of their dreams.

Today I joined the Board of Directors of Parenthood for Me, Inc. I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to work in tandem with Erica and AJ. I look forward to helping more people find their own reasons to be grateful for waiting.

Maybe you... :)


Shannon said...

Sally, is congratulations the right thing to say about joining the board? Well, they're lucky to have you! Thanks for sharing this resource with us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sally - your post reminded me to embrace all of the good things that are happening to me while I wait, rather than focus on what is NOT happening.

ahluvoil said...

Geez, way to put it in perspective. Kudos!

michelle said...

so glad I found you...we are currently "waiting" glad for your support....:)


angelhope said...

Thanks for this post. I needed this right now in fact. I'm grateful for you, Sally and I'm going to check out Parenthood for me. God bless you!