Monday, November 9, 2009

Adoption is on peoples radar..

So Saturday night Sean and I went out to do some Christmas shopping with Noah. We stopped at 5 guys for dinner and while Sean was getting the food I got us a table and put little man in a high chair. Not surprisingly the strap on the chair was broken and Noah was getting hungry (momma ran out of puffs in the diaper bag ..a big nono) so he was a little fussy and squirming around. An older lady that worked there was out cleaning tables and came over to talk to him . She was asking if he was unhappy in the chair at which point I explained that no he was just hungry and not patient about waiting for food. She asked how old he was to which i replied 16 months old At this point she asked if he had been with us since birth? I wasn't sure I heard her correctly so I asked her what and she came around to the side of the table I was on and asked if he had been with us long. To which I replied no he has only been with us 6 months he came home from Ethiopia at 10 months old. At this point she got a huge smile on her face and asked if we had gone over there to get him. I explained that we did indeed go to bring him home and stayed for 4 days and that it was a wonderful experience. She asked how he was doing since coming home and said that she loves to watch "Adoption Story" and see families traveling over seas and bring their little ones home.
I'm going to admit here that I just naturally thought people seeing me with Noah would assume that my husband must be AWESOME that this woman's first thought went to adoption. How cool that shows like "adoption story" can bring a greater understanding and awareness to people. Not to mention that show is what put us in touch with AGCI ( the agency we used to bring Noah home).
November is National Adoption month so spread the word and do your part to help the worlds orphans.


Kelly said...

Sounds like a really nice experience. Great story!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

That is awesome!!!

JonesEthiopia said...

Nice to have such a positive experience!

When I'm out with R alone, most people (who ask) assume R is my bio daughter. When she's out alone with her daddy, most assume she's adopted.

Lindsey said...

So cool to have people ask positive, education-seeking questions. Love it!