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Adoption: These stories share the beauty of family life

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 11/21/21

Proof that a loving family doesn't always involve matching DNA.

November is a month dedicated to Adoption Awareness, allowing us to highlight the importance of adoption in society and to acknowledge the sacrifices and stories of birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees.

There have been many heart-warming stories of adoption that we’ve covered the past year, and this little collection contains some of our favorites. So take the time to see how adoption and the power of love can lead to some very happy families.

Saying yes to life when it means sacrifice and pain

One brave mom took the painful decision to place her child for adoption when she felt unable to provide him with a future. Her message to him is one of pure love.

A mom’s emotional message to the newborn son she relinquished for adoption (VIDEO)

Securing sibling bonds

This loving couple could have put their feet up and watched their adult children thrive. Instead they opened their homes to seven siblings in need of a family.

Parents of five adult children adopt 7 orphaned siblings

Finding love away from the fame

These popular stars made the decision to open their hearts to welcome a new baby into their families and are happy to share the joy of their kids with their fans.

9 Celebrities who’ve adopted

Living your calling

Those who enforce the law pledge to protect and serve, and this police officer took that even further by taking his work home with him.

Police officer adopts little girl he cared for while on duty

Feeling supported

Adoptive parents often miss out on the joys of expecting a baby. So when this new mom and dad received a surprise baby shower from strangers, they got to celebrate their baby’s arrival and witness the kindness of others.

Parents with newly adopted baby get impromptu baby shower on flight home

Raising funds in a positive way

This couple decided that while trying to raise funds to finance their adoption, they could lend a hand to someone else in need, too.

Couple finds way to help widow while raising funds to adopt

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