Sunday, 13 November 2016
Orphan No More
Each year, November has been recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. It is a month to highlight children who are vulnerable and in need of parents, love and family. No child deserves to be alone and yet there are millions of orphans around the world. Some starving, some lonely and some sick. How it must feel to be abandoned and left on their own I'll never know but I do know one thing. I must do something about it. This is how our daughter Maya came along. Maya has been abandoned twice and I am determined to make sure she knows it will never happen again. It is a long road of healing and trust building but she is starting to understand that she is now a part of a loving family where she is safe, very well protected and most of all loved. Being a part of a family and a place where they belong is all these children want. They want to be loved and cared for and to know that this is where they will stay forever. So an orphan no more, our daughter, Maya Lanlan now has her place in our family and our hearts.