Monday, November 1, 2010

National Adoption Month

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Adela was confident, determined, intelligent. College awaited her and she knew she would make something wonderful with her life. Independence awaited also. Adela had been reared by several foster homes, and now turning 18, she was too old for the system. The state would help a little, but essentially she would be entirely on her own. Adela's positive attitude was exceptional, but this is not true for many.

She came to mind after I was reminded by Dawn at Life Line's Journaling that November is National Adoption Month. On average there are 500,000 children in foster care in the United States. At least 100,000 are waiting to be adopted.

Most of us may not be adopting a child. However we can hold these facts in our awareness and love them. Unlike Adela, many children are hard, defiant and rebellious. Some seem unlovable because they require love beyond conditions.
Hatefull eyes glare
anger, despair
kicking, screaming
minuscule tantrum
infinite rage
fear disguised

all carries on
victim blamed
one more home
hardened heart
life overlooked
infinite love...
fear disguised


  1. I wasn't clear in my last post on "Espiritismo". That was true. I was raised in a s-t-r-a-n-g-e family. The post before that one, the magpie tale, "Ana" that was fiction.

    I know it doesn't really matter but I just felt compelled to clarify. Thanks to those who read them.


  2. nice. a lot of the kids i work with are adopted or in foster homes and it does take a strong person as some of them are really hurting...and have abandonment issues...or anger....

  3. Well posted!

    (my family was no picnic either!)
    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral


  4. Myrna ~ beautifully said...thanks for joining in!

  5. So true... at a young age these children's heart hardened and to open up and get hurt again is terrible.

  6. You have me thinking of how disguised fear presents itself. Powerful post.

  7. Myrna, thanks for the heads up. I will check Dawn's blog to join in!
    btw - thanks for the clarification on your story... I knew it!! ;)

  8. Very powerful and so true. I admire people who can see beyond all that and give unconditional love to these troubled children in need.

  9. It's so sad how some children are mistreated. They need a second chance with patient care givers.

  10. I see the same thing with my dog Harry. He was returned to the "night drop box" three times before we got him. He has a hard time trusting. And if a canine creature is like this, how much worse for a child? It takes special people who will care for troubled children. God bless them.

  11. God bless all those people who adopt and foster children. It's such an important job yet these people get very little recognition.

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