Mother’s Day is right around the corner. As an adoptive mom, I consider this day special.
It, to me, signifies a rite of passage. Days when adoptive parents have earned the right to celebrate and be honored in that position.
Close to my own mom, I recall treasured Mother’s Day times with her. One that stands out to this day, presenting that infamous M-O-T-H-E-R poem--you know the --
M is for the million things something, something
O is for the (well, you get the picture)
The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed the National Adoption Center’s open records policy which calls unencumbered access of adopted adults to their original birth certificates an ”inalienable right.” (Read policy here.)
We wanted to update you on an exciting project we have been working on here at the Center. Wednesday’s Child USA (WCUSA) is a two-part program that will create adoptive families for children now in foster care through partnerships with the media.
April 10 is the National Adoption Center’s largest fundraiser – our Celebration of Family Gala. Each year we recognize an individual(s) whose commitment to vulnerable children encompasses our belief that “There are no unwanted children…just unfound families”.
contributed by Elly Gerhardt, Program Intern