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Written by Jessie McNaughton
on November 01, 2016

November is one of our favorite months- National Adoption Month!  All through November, we give thanks and celebrate the children and families that have been brought together through adoption, and the birth parents who have made an incredible sacrifice that makes adoption possible.

 

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Adoption is a two-sided coin.  On one hand, families are being brought together in a beautiful way.  On the other, a child is losing or has lost his or her biological family and the birth parents have made an incredibly tough decision.  While celebrating adoption, it is important to keep all members of the adoption triad in mind- the birth parents, the adoptee, and the adoptive parents.  

 

With all three aspects of the adoption triad in mind, here are some of our favorite quotes about adoption:

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“Giving birth does not make a mother…Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.” -Unknown

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“Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another’s heart.” -Charlotte Gray

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“Grief isn’t selfish, wrong or untrue, grief is a natural response to missing you.” -Unknown

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“When you honor the birth family, you honor the child. When you don’t honor the birth family, the child will believe that something is inherently wrong with him/her.” -Sherrie Eldridge

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“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.” -Unknown

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“When she looks in the mirror, we want our daughter to know herself. It’s hard to face the world when you don’t know where your face came from.” -Unknown

 

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“Adoptive Mom? I am a Mom. I need no other label or prefix.” -Joanne Greco

 

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“People ask me. ‘What about gay adoptions? Interracial? Single Parent?’ I say. “Hey fine, as long as it works for the child and the family is responsible.” My big stand is this: Every child deserves a home and love. Period.” -Dave Thomas

 

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“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” -Oprah Winfrey 

 

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“If a child is born and raised in a home that is loving and nurturing, where there is complete truth about who we are, you can’t give a child any greater place from which to fly.”—Amanda Bearse

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“How does it feel to be adopted? How does it feel to lose your birth parents, your medical history, your culture? As an adoptee, I experienced tremendous losses at a very early age. There is a void in my life that no amount of love or family could ever fill. Adoption gave me an amazing family who loves and supports me. My family gave me a place to call home. I will never say that I am “grateful” for having been adopted, because that means being grateful for the losses I have experienced, but I will say that I wholeheartedly believe in adoption.”—Christina Romo

 

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“Though your child has experienced a tremendous loss, it is important to remember that, while we may have our unique needs and challenges, adoptees are not broken and should be loved, cared for, and treated as whole beings.”—Christina Romo

 

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“Adoption loss is the only trauma in the world where the victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful.”—The Reverend Keith C. Griffith, MBE

 

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If you would like to learn more about adoption, you can reach the us at 607-756-6574 or 1-800-535-5556 or email us at info@adoptfamilyconnections.org.  Family Connections, Inc. also offers a free, personal, confidential, no-obligation consultation to help you understand the adoption options available to you, whether you are thinking of placing your baby for adoption or you would like to adopt a child. 

 

Family Connections, Inc. is a New York State authorized adoption agency who has achieved Hague Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation.  Family Connections provides adoption services throughout New York State including in Syracuse, Rochester, Cortland, Binghamton, Elmira, Corning, Watertown, Albany, New York City, and all towns in between.  

 

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