Guest post by First Lady of Florida Ann Scott
As families head into the holiday season, there are parents everywhere working to provide children with the blessings of the holidays. I know in our family the holidays mean more opportunities to enjoy time with each other, especially our 1-year-old grandson, Auguste. It is during the holiday season that we take time to truly appreciate the importance of family in our lives. While this season serves as a time for cheer, there are many children who are still waiting for the time when they can have a family of their own.
Our grandson is very blessed. He will always have a family to love him and ensure he is happy, safe and has opportunities to be successful. We know November is National Adoption Month and as it comes to a close, I am so happy to see children of all ages who will now have these same opportunities because they have been adopted into a family.
The nearly 400 adoptions that will take place this month have brought joy and happiness into the lives of children and families across the state. I could not help but smile when I read about the excitement a mother felt when her child was adopting two children. She exclaimed, “I’m about to be a new grandma!” Moments like this make me proud to support such an amazing cause.
With just over a week left of National Adoption Month, I encourage everyone to visit www.adoptflorida.org and learn about the hundreds of children who still long for the love of a family. Share this information with your friends and social networks. You may have the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child this holiday season.