The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Thursday, November 13, 2008

National Adoption Day... CELEBRATE!!!


Today is National Adoption Day and there should be a big party. My adoption was a little different than most that are celebrated today, but not any less special that's for sure. The facts are that my biological parents couldn't take care of me the way they needed to, so fortunately for me, my maternal grandparents were able to adopt me which I know couldn't have been easy. That made me the youngest of 6 girls!!!! My whole life, I have always been told, and truly believe, that I was supposed to be in this family, I just had to get here a different way. My sisters believe that and my parents do to. I am so lucky to have the best parents in the world and family that has supported their decision my whole life. I was 3 1/2 when I was adopted and 5 when I got sealed to my parents. I remember those days IN COLOR. I knew they were important days and I have been blessed with the memories to stay with me. I have friends that are adopted and friends that are and have been in the process of adoption. I applaud you all. I admire you very much. I also admire the birth parents who have put children up for adoption for the opportunity they give for their kids to have the life they deserve. Celebrate today for love, there is a lot of hate out there right now, this is something positive to celebrate!!! This picture was taken at my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party with my parents, all of my sisters and brother-in-laws!!!

8 comments:

heidi said...

Adoption great in so many ways. I'm glad that your parents got you and you were old enough to remember when they sealed you to them. Thats so neet.

The Palmers said...

I did not know you were adopted. What a nice post.

Aleisha said...

What a great post!!! My Mother in law is adopted and she has the BEST parents in the world. I didn't know you were adopted either. It is good to have a day to celebrate adoption. I think it is such a great thing.

The Fords said...

Hopie, I also did not know you were adopted. My mother was adopted. I too believe that adoption is a wonderful thing and I just love your post on it! Happy Adoption Day!!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I ♥ your blog! Thanks for sharing :)

Joseph and Katie Smith said...

Hope, I cannot recall if I knew that you were adopted. I love that you just shared such a meaningful entry. I am so happy for you that you have memories of these amazing experiences.

Shad and Laura said...

My added kudos to all the birth parents who love their children enough to give them everything they can not. I would not have my son if not for an amazing birth mother.

Malea said...

That was a great post! I'm sure you know I was adopted with my older sis. when I was 10. My mom is my second cousin, so that makes me my own second cousin twice removed. That one's always a party fave. Catch up with you soon...this is my blog : not much to look at, but it's all I've got.
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