November is National Adoption Month!
*Of the more than one million pregnant teens each year, 500,000 will choose to parent their babies, 450,000 will abort and fewer than 100,000 will place their babies for adoption. (U.S. Census Bureau)
1/3 of my siblings have joined our family through adoption.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.