Thursday, April 29, 2010

I am so excited!

All of you know that my husband and I have hearts for adoption. We are advocates for domestic adoption, as that is where our hearts called us. (It's not to say that there is anything wrong with international adoption. It was just not the path for us.)

Sandra Bullock is adopting a domestic baby from New Orleans!


Why is her adoption such a big deal to me? It is because celebrities have pull. When they do something like helping storm victims, calling attention to mistreatment, and adopting babies, people stand up and listen. Wow! How this will bring to light all of the children in our very own country-- in our own backyards-- that are equally as homeless as other children in other countries. These children have unfortunately been the victims of abuse, they have been hungry, they have seen things in life that they shouldn't have. That is here. That is in America.

I am so thrilled that we now have a celebrity face of domestic adoption. She has been so quiet about it. Instead of thrusting this child into the limelight, she went about it in stealth mode.

He is gorgeous. He is so lucky.

To see more Hollywood adoptions, click here.

Smiles in my day:
- Despite the horrible cramps that woke me at 2:30 AM, I slept through the night. The previous night, I had not.
- The rain stopped, so K- and I were able to walk to school this morning.

Have a great day!


Rach said...

I saw the People cover yesterday and thought, "Wow! A celebrity adopting domestically, not in some foreign country!" Not to mention, he really is the CUTEST thing ever. :o)

Anonymous said...

I know you've already read all this, but I loved her quote. On Ellen BEFORE she even announced the adoption. Ellen asked her if she ever considered adoption. Here is what she said:
"You know, I have always felt like, just because a child didn't come from inside your body doesn't mean it's not your child, it just arrived somewhere else...There are so many children just waiting who need love and to give you love back a thousand times more and they're everywhere...You would be profoundly amazed at how many children are out there just waiting for you to love them."

Bailey's Leaf said...

My point exactly. Thank you for including the quote. It literally brings tears to my eyes. So important for everyone to remember everyone everywhere.