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Adopting Heroes

4/20/2009   Comment on This

I had the pleasure of attending a very special event this past Saturday night. My new best friend David Flood, who is one of the owners of the Chicago Slaughter indoor football team, invited my bride and myself to a fundraiser for FRC. FRC stands for a Family Resource Center that provides services for domestic and overseas adoption.

I never had to think about adopting children. I have two very healthy pains (just kidding kids). When you are not exposed to something in your world and then you become educated about it, it can really open up your eyes. I have never seen so many happy parents in one room at one time. They are spending money in these tough economic times for a near and dear cause. I am sure most of these parents tried to have kids on their own. To me, these adopting parents have a special place in heaven. They are literally taking a young, strange baby into their home and giving the child a family and a home through love and devotion. The appreciation that they have for the opportunity to adopt is quite amazing. It is very costly and one must go through a whole lengthy process.

It seems like it's all worth it to me. Many of us take what we have and our family for granted. We had kids when we wanted them and the rest is history. We have never felt the pain of this wonderful moment or had our dreams dashed because for one reason or another we couldn't have kids. The children, in my opinion, benefit the most. These parents offer a solid foundation on which to raise these kids.

It's really a beautiful thing to witness some joy in these troubling times. A few of the adopted kids who were there were young adults smiling, dancing, and loving life. In different circumstances, that may not be the case. My hat's off to these adopting parents. You are true heroes to American society. Thank you.

Have you ever adopted kids? Let me know.

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