Happy Adoption Day!
During the month of November, we celebrate Adoption Month. Today in the U.S. is National Adoption Day and I'm thrilled to be able to share that for so many reasons! First of all, I was adopted when I was only 3 weeks old by wonderful parents. Second, I'm grateful to my birth parents for giving me up for adoption because they were too young to care for me. I'm also thankful my birth mom had the strength and courage to go through with her pregnancy and give me up for adoption. Most importantly, this day is meant to bring awareness to the thousands of kids in foster care waiting to be adopted by their forever families. Although I was only in foster care for a few weeks, there are many kids who spend years in foster care waiting to be adopted, while some age out at 18 before ever being adopted. I obviously don't remember my adoption day, which was somewhere between December 1st and 3rd , but it's something that stays always stays with me and is a part of who I am today.
Kids are in foster care for so many different reasons, but whatever that reason, it's not something they were able to control. I want to be able to do my part in bringing awareness about the thousands of kids in foster care. If you are looking to adopt, keep in mind, there are thousands of kids looking for families. Maybe foster care is right for you. If you are adopted, like me, this is also a wonderful day just to celebrate adoption!
In my recent November release of Dreams Lost and Found, I used my thoughts, questions, experiences and feelings to create a romance about Samantha Voss, who was adopted. She searches for her birth parents in hopes of finding out more about where she came from and faith that it might help her decide who she wants to be. Her search leads her to more questions and unexpected answers. She soon finds herself in a small town in Wisconsin, where she meets her sexy new neighbor, Brady Williams. With emotions running high, she finds support from him. But when everything finally seems to be falling into place for her, will reality be too much for Samantha and Brady to handle together? Or will their new reality tear them apart? Our stories are nothing alike, but I don't believe that any story about adoption is really the same, but that's part of what makes it so incredibly special.