Since my senior project in high school I have been given many wonderful opportunities to share my wonderful experience with adoption. When signing up for my college classes I decided to take a public speaking course for fun. Yeah, I'm crazy. I wanted to be able to become a better public speaker so, if in the future I was asked to speak again at an adoption event I would know how to speak.
Monday, July 26, 2010
For my class, we had to give three out of class speeches, two in-class speeches, and two mp3 recorded speeches. Thankfully, I knew how to take care of my out of class speeches. I contacted the local adoption agency and offered my services. I was able to speak to two different birth - mother groups. It was an amazing experience! I learned so much from both groups.
What I love about adoption most is learning the different view points from angle of the triad. I've spoken with numerous amounts of adoptive parents and numerous amounts of birth - parents! I've done my research and read tons of stories. I've even gained first - hand knowledge through my adoption. And what I learned is there is something in common with every adoption. That's right every story is basically the same. Because adoption is truly about loving someone unconditionally. According to dictionary.com unconditional means "not limited by conditions; absolute: an unconditional promise".
I know and always will know that my birth - parents love me unconditionally. I know and always will know that my parents will love me unconditionally. I hope they know that I will always love them unconditionally as well. I'm grateful to the life they all gave me! Without all of them, I wouldn't be here and I wouldn't be the person I am today!
College didn't teach me this, but it gave me the opportunity to share my knowledge with others! The greatest thing about this unconditional love is that we ALL have a Father in Heaven who loves us all unconditionally!
Posted by Melissa at 2:55 AM