I just finished teaching two adoption classes at ACTION Adoption Services.
This is something I have thoroughly enjoyed doing for the past 12 years. It is always so exciting to meet, and work with these prospective adoptive parents who come to class with their eagerness, their slight fear, their energy, and their passion to love children.
Later on, I am always quite moved when one of these families bring their new child/children to the agency for the first time. Quite often, it is difficult to hold back the tears.
When my sons were home, unless they were involved with the marching band at a football game, or another activity, we were most often at the agency on Friday nights. While I was busy teaching, or with other parents in the adoption support group, the boys would play with other kids, or hang out with the other adopted teenagers. Each of us made wonderful friends, and several close family friends.
ACTION was not, and still is not, a part of our extended family. ACTION is our family.
It’s been a blessing to work with the staff all these years, and with so many wonderful fellow adoptive parents.
With the training and support they provide, and especially, the love that is felt, ACTION is a great way to end the workweek.