The below message is from the First Lady of Arkansas, Ginger Beebe. Beebe was in and out of several foster homes before being adopted. Her and her husband, Governor Mike Beebe, remain committed to this issue. This Saturday, on National Adoption Day, consider making a forever difference in the life of a child in foster care.
I was adopted at the age of four by loving parents, who twelve years earlier, had also adopted a baby girl, now my older sister. My new family accepted me and provided stability and unconditional love. They instilled in me the importance of serving and giving back to my community.
National Adoption Day raises awareness of the many children who are in need of adoption. This day is also a time to say thank you to the families who are serving as foster parents and those who have opened their homes through adoption.
I would like to encourage more families to seek out the needs in their communities to adopt or to become foster parents. The blessings you will receive through the giving of your love will only be eclipsed by the permanent impact that you will make in a child’s life.