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"I had not checked the registry in about 6-9 months but on Monday 8/20 I decided to give it a look in case my birthdaughter was looking for me. After I upgraded and my profile was brought up I noticed the first name on my contact list was the name of the baby girl I turned over for adoption.
As I read her profile it dawned on me that this young woman may very well be her; her birthdate was the same as my birthdaughters and she knew my maiden name. I sent her an email that very day and I heard from her that evening. We have been communicating via email since then and are learning many things about each other. She joined the registry July of this year. I never believed she would find me on a site such as this but it happened. Thank you so much for making this possible reunion happen!"
A Birth Mother
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Every November is National Adoption Month in the United States. And there is one Saturday each November that is dedicated to adoption finalization, and this is known as National Adoption Day. This year, National Adoption Day is on November 17th, and it promises to be just as inspiring, heartwarming, and special as it has been in years past. If you want to get involved in National Adoption Day for this year, you can! Here are a just a few ways you can participate and experience the best that National Adoption Day has to offer.
Attend a Finalization - On this very special day all across the country, the adoption courts will open and the masses will convene. Thousands of adoption finalizations will be performed this day, and it's open to the public. This means that you can attend a finalization, even if you don't know the family. It can be a great way to show your support for the individual families and for the adoption community in general. If you have children, take them along with you. It can be a great way to encourage questions and healthy discussion about adoption.
Volunteer at a Booth - When you attend a local National Adoption Day event, chances are there will be informational booths set up for those hoping to learn more. Volunteer your time at one of these booths or set up your own booth. If you have some adoption experience, use this day to share it with others. It doesn't matter which side of the adoption triad you are a part of, your experiences are valuable and deserve to be shared. You never know. You could be an integral tool for helping someone else down the road. And isn't it worth it knowing you've helped someone with such valuable and life-changing information?
Share and Help Out - Many families will be traveling long distances to make it to a National Adoption Day event. A great number of these travelers will be adoptive families hoping to finalize that day. Because the adoption process can be very expensive, this can put a strain on many families, families just starting out. But there is something you can do. You can offer up a few rooms in your home to families who need a place to stay for a night. Or, you can volunteer to pick up families from the airport and drop them off at a local event. Or, you can bring packed lunches for those waiting for finalization. Every small effort you make has a big impact on each person you help.
National Adoption Day comes around once a year, so it's important to take full advantage of all the opportunities it allows you. Get your family, friends, and community involved. Adoption can be a wonderful way to build a family. Getting involved will inspire others to do the same. Be an inspiration this National Adoption Day. Get involved and enjoy the experience.
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"I entered my information on this site after seeing a TV show about reuniting birth parents with their children. I immediately found my daughter who had just entered her information here about a month before me. One year later she came to visit me for a week. It was the best time of my life. We bonded so strongly from the first night that I sent her the very first email. Our families and friends were all amazed at how close we became and I can tell you that it was not what either one of us expected, not that we expected it to be bad or difficult. It is just that we never could imagine how much a part of each other's lives we became. That face to face meeting happened 2 years ago this month. Yesterday my daughter passed away after a long struggle with a horrible illness. I am not sure what my life will be like from now on but I can tell you that I would not trade these last 4 years for nothing in the world. I would like to encourage everyone to just take the first step and put their info into the registry. You never know what tomorrow will bring. I would hate to think that if I had not done this I might never had had the opportunity to connect with my child, and my life has been so much richer with her in it." - Donna
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