I'm learning more and more the reality of that statement. As I learn about thechallenges and sometimes heart breaks of going through the adoption process Igain more and more respect for those who decide to undertake the process. The time is lengthy, the cost is phenomenaland the emotional undertaking is sometimes overwhelming.
And I'm just learning. I truly have no idea of what all it really entails.
But I think it's awesome. And one of the reasons I think that is because of how it impacts humantrafficking and child exploitation. Whenan orphan has no one to care for them,where can they go? When there is no one to explain the dangersof the world and protect them from those dangers, who wouldn't they trust thatoffered them a hand? And who easier toexploit?
There are over 143 million orphans in this world. And there are families who want to help lowerthat number.
And that is why one of our goals is going to be tosupport those families. One of the wayswe're going to do that is through fundraising. Future adoptive families can schedule fundraisers with us, free ofcharge, and 30% of all sales occurring during those week long fundraisers willgo to the families for their adoptions. Isn't that wonderful news?
What a wonderful privilege it will be for us to work withthese families and help them bring their children home.
Do you know of a family who is working through theadoptive process? Do you think theycould use financial assistance doing so? Please let us know and pass the word on to them. Our fundraisers for thefall are filling up quickly, but we will be offering them year long. Can't wait to hear from you! Lets bring some children home!