Adoption is a Sacrifice?

I'm learning so much about adoption as we're entering this world. It's like Pandora's box. On a weekly basis we're encountering someone who's adopted, someone who has a passion, someone who wants to help, someone with a resource to offer. It's quite overwhelming. The secret world of adoption... :)

Kathy Shin, an adoptive Newsong mom, gave me a new perspective a couple weeks ago that gave me an "aha" moment. She said, "Some people think that adoption is some big sacrifice that you make to bring a child into your home. But it's not. It's the largest blessing you'll ever receive." Wow. I don't think I ever thought about the sacrifice part of it (other than financial), but she's right. Immediately, I had tears in my eyes as I thought about how much this little girl is already teaching us, causing us to love her, changing our priorities. We're not making any sacrifices. She's blessing us.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.