Happy National Adoption Month!

At Wide Horizons, we celebrate adoption every day, but November is an extra special time to raise awareness about the joys of adoption. This year we are celebrating National Adoption Month with the POWER OF STORY and want to hear from YOU!  Please join our celebration by sharing your story of adoption or even a photo that has brought joy, challenge, laughter, or perspective to your life.  Story submissions will be accepted all month long and posted to this page. We accept new material or entries from a previously-written blog post, journal or article.  

To submit your story and photos email: kbernstein@whfc.org

Celebrate National Adoption Month by reading the stories below, each one written by an adoptive family or a family who lives were touched by adoption. Come back all month to see new stories as we post them.  Enjoy!


When I began my adoption journey so many years ago, Mary Lou asked me if I had any child in mind to adopt.

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Saying YES

At age 42, I decided that I couldn’t wait anymore for my life to work out perfectly. I hadn’t found the husband that I thought I would, but I decided that, while I needed to be someone’s mother, I didn’t have to be someone’s wife.

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My adoption story…

My name is Sue and I will start with today… my daughter Thea is 19 years old.. I adopted her from Cambodia through WHFC 18 years ago.. people always say to me that I saved her life and I say nooooo she saved my life!!

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Rain Story

Nature vs. Nurture

Our son Seko was born in a village in Ethiopia called Shebedino. It is a very rural community. A six hour, long, bumpy drive from the capital city of Addis Ababa. Shebedino is a community that widely consists of very poor subsistence farmers.

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Dasha was immediately accepted with open arms into our family and circle of friends. She is amazing and wonderful and has been such a blessing over the past year.

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We Could Have Missed This

She is a true gift from God. She is amazing and wonderful and has been such a blessing over the past year. I am truly grateful and humbled that God entrusted me to be her forever mom.

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Gotcha Day

Gotcha Day sparkles in your mind like a fairy tale during the months or years you wait to bring your baby home.

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At Wide Horizons For Children, we believe in the power of free speech and welcome many voices and opinions.  All stories on this page have been written and submitted by adoptive families or those touched by adoption.  Stories have not been edited or altered in anyway by Wide Horizons or its staff.” 

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