Think back to your favorite family tradition as a child. Maybe a Christmas Eve present, or a 4th of July BBQ. You're surrounded by friends and family. Now, think about a child - same age - in foster care, waiting for an adoptive family. They've been shuttled from home to home, through no fault of their own, where perhaps the only tradition they have is their court-mandated visitation.
I was lucky - yes, lucky - to have parents that took in more than 20 foster children over 15 years. Their stories will tear you apart. Some were temporary; some were long-term; some were future adoptees. Every child deserves the safety, stability, and love that a forever family can bring. That's why I'm supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. There are so many children waiting for a family to say yes - yes to their best and worst, yes to their love, and yes to that sacrifice. We need more adoptive homes, and this is one small step.
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