I even thought of adopting a child as a single mother.
Leadership is not for the faint of heart
There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.
Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical.
We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It is not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life for this child.
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.
Time and experience have taught me a priceless lesson: Any child you take for your own becomes your own if you give of yourself to that child. I have born two children and had seven others by adoption, and they are all my children, equally beloved and precious.
I say to everybody, 'Adoption is not for the faint of heart.'
Adoption was a bumpy ride - very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight.
Every child deserves a home and love. Period.
Life is not for the faint of heart.
Having been adopted, I really have a strong sense- a necessity almost- for stability, a foundation where my family is concerned. [Success] would be meaningless without anyone to share it with.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Whether of not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.
I think adoption is a blessing all around when it's done right.
Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.
After all, children are children no matter their background.
Adoption has been a part of my life and a part of my family, so it was how I wanted to start. It felt natural and right to me.
Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.
People ask me. 'What about gay adoptions? Interracial? Single Parent?' I say. "Hey fine, as long as it works for the child and the family is responsible." My big stand is this: Every child deserves a home and love. Period.
By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.
We must work tirelessly to make sure that every boy and girl in America who is up for adoption has a family waiting to reach him or her...This is a season of miracles, and perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one.
He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart.
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