Thank you for sharing National Adoption Month with us! We’ve had a great time sharing more about the work we do on behalf of children. A special thank you goes out to our guest bloggers and the families who shared their stories.
At this year’s Children’s Hope Gala, our theme was “A Home for the Holidays”. It’s a theme we kept in mind throughout National Adoption Month, as we reflected upon what “A Home for the Holidays” really means. We asked some friends who gave us some pretty good ideas.
“Having a home for the holiday means happiness, hope, loving family. Siblings helping you with your homework. Having fun with brothers and sisters. Spending time with family over the holidays.” ~Guo Jia Na, adopted from China at age 8
“Home is where you can spend your time and not worry about anything else. It’s where you can help as well as have fun at the same time.” ~Yang Chun You, adopted from China at age 14
“Home means love and peace. Home is a place that you take care of each other.”~Dang Yu Lu, adopted from China at age 11
“Being comfortable with people you love and who love you.”~Tate, adopted from China at age 13
“Being at home with family means you always know they will be there for you and love you no matter what, you can lean on them and they can lean on you.” ~Elliott, adopted from China at age 13
“Home is a place you are always cool in the summer and warm in the winter and you always have enough food to eat.” ~Elliott, adopted from China at age 13
“A home for the holidays means being able to spend time with my forever family, feeling safe and warm, and getting to do the things I didn’t get to do as a small child.” ~Kai, adopted from US foster care at age 8
“It means you have a nice warm place and a family to spend the holidays with.” ~Christian, adopted from US foster care at age 5