Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Adoption link

I don't know if any of you that read this are particularly interested in the topic, but adoption is something that always seems to lurk in the back of my brain as a "someday" sort of idea. Not that I am anywhere near something like that, but there are lots of ways to get involved with adoption and orphan care that doesn't actually involve bringing a child into your home.

Just today, I heard a really wonderful story as part of a series on adoption on NPR. You can listen to all of them here, if you're interested.


Tim McGhee said...

Have you heard of embryo adoption? That's a relatively new form of adoption.

Instead of moving in a direction "that doesn't actually involve bringing a child into your home," this would involve the woman actually giving birth!

I have a friend in Washington State who did it in her 40's and she has an adorable little 3-year-old now. She said that form of adoption is very special for a woman who actually gets to carry her child.

11,008 days

Tim McGhee said...

I meant to include a link to the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program.