November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and we're so excited to be able to celebrate it with S this year. In honor of this month, there's a calendar with adoption-related activities to do with your family each day. We're going to try and do as many as we can, and I'm going to post a little bit about each activity every day.
Today, November 1, is "Read an adoption-specific book". We have quite the variety of books for S. Some are about adoption, some are not. We have the standard collection of Winnie the Pooh, Sandra Boynton, nursery rhymes, shapes and colors, and of course our favorite, Knuffle Bunny. But my favorite adoption book is "I Wished for You: an Adoption Story". It's kind of long, so we usually don't get through the whole thing with S, but it tells our story pretty closely.
So tonight, "I Wished for You" is on her bedtime reading list. And of course, during her bedtime prayers, we will pray for her birthmom and her family, who gave us this wonderful gift.