Earlier this year, I came across this image, which was sent as a holiday card from one family as a unique adoption announcement. Although the new year has passed, this image, which went viral in January, is one that has not passed from my mind.
(A couple months later, I still think it might be awesome …)
According to an NBC news feature, this family’s card “reflects their simple desire to become parents. It doesn’t matter if the best match for them turns out to be a boy or a girl, a youngster or a preteen or a child of a different race.”
Those open to the idea of parenting a child who doesn’t fit the mold are in for an amazing adventure. At WACAP, over 90 percent of the children we find families for are older children, have what some would consider “special needs,” may be part of a sibling group, or have a different ethnic background than their adoptive parents.
What a great picture! It underscores WACAP’s philosophy that every child — the toddler who can wear shoes like these, the child learning to use a prosthetic to walk, or the teen who goes to school in a wheelchair — every child, deserves a family.
What do you think of this adoption announcement? Respond to this post or email us!
About WACAP’s CEO, Greg Eubanks: Greg joined WACAP as CEO in December 2014. Serving children and families has been the focus and passion of his 20-year career in nonprofit executive leadership and business administration. With an extensive background in international adoption and foster care, Greg is committed to bringing hope to the children living without a family … and helping them home.