Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


Something very dear to my heart

This is something I've wanted to do since I was a mere child and realized that the age had passed for anyone to be interested in adopting me. Now as an adult the fire is still in my heart and lately I can feel it begin to burn. I want to begin the process and have been reading some material, but I do not know yet when....where to start.
I do believe that I will give a child or two a home. I remember keenly what it felt like to yearn for a home...a

Help me celebrate and get involved.

November is National Adoption Month

"For finding your mother, there's one certain test. You must look for the creature who loves you the best."
- Little Miss Spider, by David Kirk

For my family, the quote above has symbolized adoption ever since my daughter, Maylee, came home from China nine years ago. We celebrate National Adoption Month by re-reading the many adoption-centered books we've collected over the years, including A Mother for Choco and I Love You Like Crazy Cakes. Our newest choice, Motherbridge of Love from Barefoot Books, puts adoption into words that children can understand. Click here to listen to this beautiful poem. Enjoy this celebration of families everywhere!

Motherbridge of Love, by Xinran, illustrations by Josee Masse.

This beautiful poem celebrates the bond between parent and child in a special way. Through the exchanges between a little Chinese girl and her mother, Motherbridge of Love offers a poignant and inspiring message to parents and children all over the world.

Buy it


  1. My husband and I always talk about adopting. We will adopt someday (we'd like to be out of our small condo and into a house before that time). Every summer I volunteer at a Christian Summer Camp for foster children in my area. This has given me a passion for adopting a child from that system.
    Thanks for sharing about the lovely books you've found. :)

  2. I was a foster child, and let me tell you, I used to pray to be adopted. Good people like you are the reason why I have faith in God's existence. Kisses, Col.

  3. Thank you dears.

    I am reading up on so much material and praying about this and I feel it will all come together especially now that we have a home instead of our small apartment.

    It seems like every moment I sit and evaluate me...if I'm good enough etc etc, then I reminded myself that when I wanted to be adopted....I didnt want a perfect family...just one that would love me and accept me as their own.

    Still bring tears to my eyes. This is so dear to me. I'll do everything to make it happen.

  4. how did ou make this post? I've noticed that blogger had a few issues lately My guess is they are working on a few things. HOPEFULLY if you look again later it will all return to normal for you. Looks good on the outside GOod luck

  5. That's wonderful that you want to extend the hand to love another, and I know you would be just as wonderful of a mom to your adopted child/ren as you are your own because you've the heart for it.

    Good luck with everything and if there's anything I can do, holler, I'm here!

  6. Colette, you are so right - you wanted a family, not perfection! You would be great!!! I always wanted to adopt rather than have children but turned out to be so fertile. lol God had blessed me with children, grands and now even greats to love. Are there any greater blessings? Follow your heart and God will provide.

    Hugs n blessings!!


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