How are you celebrating National Adoption Month? Let's share ideas and make plans now to promote adoption and orphan care in our communities. I'll get us started! Here are a few ideas:
* Donate books on adoption and foster care to your school or church library. We purchased 8-10 books and put a sticker in the front of each that read "Donated in honor of the 143 million orphans worldwide."
* Contact your local newspaper, tv or radio and offer to tell your adoption story. Your community needs to hear more positive adoption stories! Consider mentioning Caroline's Promise:)
*If you have a blog, be sure to write about National Adoption Month. Share how being involved in orphan care, foster care or adoption have impacted your family. Several years after a local paper wrote a story on our adoption, I learned that it had inspired another family to adopt! Include links to orphan care and adoption resources - including Caroline's Promise!
* Consider posting a list of positive vs negative adoption language. Use this time to educate! Ie: Birthmother vs Real mother. Email Lisa for a suggested list!
* Share about adoption in your child's class at school or church. Adoptive Families Magazine has some great ideas for this! http://www.adoptivefamiliesmagazine.com/clip.php See the document, "Explaining adoption to classmates."
Do you have other ideas? Please share them with the group!