Sunday, November 22, 2009

A is for Adoption

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Yesterday was National Adoption Day and while I forgot it and did not commemorate it in any way, I did take note of adoption. Actually, it has been on my mind a lot lately since we are coming up on nearly a year as a family. Suddenly, everywhere I look I can see adoption. Just this week I had a photo shoot with an adult trans-racial adoptee, today at Lowe's I met a woman who had two domestically adopted children, and while scouting areas for future I was at an abandoned build site and ran into some people while there. The gentleman asked Duc's ethnicity and I told him he was bi-racial (Vietnamese/Chinese--long story that I haven't gotten around to posting). The man, who appeared to be in late 40s or early, mid-50s volunteered that he was adopted from Korea at age 5.

In my own neighborhood I am surrounded my adoption. My next door neighbor, now a woman in her late 80s has 2 children adopted domestically. A lesbian couple down the road have at least one domestically adopted child, the married couple down the road and the the divorced woman living in the condos a stone's throw away all have adopted children.

Occasionally I will be out around town and I will get a knowing look from another parent and I can see it in their eyes, an unspoken understanding. Something about the way they look at their child or squeeze their shoulder, and I know, they get it. We are all connected.

3 comments:

Michele November 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

OMG! I love the dancing. He has great rythme and groove.

Kris November 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

he has THE MOVES. god i love this kid.

and i wish i knew more adoptive parents, but it's weird, i don't. mostly on line.

Angie December 5, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

HYSTERICAL! I love that kids have no inhibition when it comess to bustin a move! Way too cute!

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