Hello. I’m Stefanie. And this is my blog.
Thought an introduction might be in order since it’s been so long. I mean, it’s been months since I’ve sat down to really write anything here. I know I’ve posted pictures, but writing has been more elusive. It’s not that I haven’t thought about it, or that I don’t have anything to say. But by the time I sit down and try to compose my thoughts, someone (offenders shall remain nameless) asks for lunch. Or to color. Or to play a game. Or go outside. Or whatever.
I’m sure all you mamas get the picture.
But Orphan Sunday is just a week away. And so I am making time.
I want to do what I can to bring awareness to something that has such a huge piece of my heart – and is such a huge part of our family – adoption. I have blogged about Orphan Sunday in the past (here and here), but this year I long to do more.
I’m still not quite sure exactly what it will look like, but I’ll figure that out along the way. It’s time to get going. November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and I’ll be focusing on adoption for the entire month. And maybe into December, who knows. What I do know I’d like to do is this:
— Feature any adopting families and orphan charities in my sidebar free for the month of November. If you are an adopting family that is currently fundraising for adoption, or volunteer for a charity that works on behalf of the orphan, please contact me (linked in the sidebar) or leave a comment here. I’d be honored to play a small part in getting the word out about your efforts to bring your child home or care for those left behind.
— Get a good Q and A session going on adoption. My hope is to share my heart on adoption and what adopting has looked like for our family. I get a good number of private emails with adoption related questions, and I’d love to answer some of your questions here on the blog. I got the idea when Ella left a comment the other day, referring to my last Q and A series: “Please, please do another one of these! I thoroughly enjoyed it last time when you did it almost 4 years ago.” I am game, especially if it brings awareness to the orphan. My only requirements are that the questions are kind, pretty please, and that they focus on adoption. Questions can be from those of y’all just considering adoption, already in the process, or home.
So there you go. Send me your buttons and links. Ask your adoption-related questions. I really hope y’all will participate, I know many of you share my heart for the orphan.
Let’s do something and see what God does with it.