Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Waiting Children

May 4, 2010

by Brenda Applequist

Bill Clinton, Marilyn Monroe, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Armstrong all have something in common. They have each contributed their talents and gifts to society in their own way but yet each share the common bond of adoption (Adoption Open). Adoption is a word used rather lightly in our society. You can adopt a pet, adopt a mile or even adopt a family for Christmas. What does adopt actually mean? According to the American Heritage College Dictionary, it means to take into one’s family through legal means and raise as one’s own child. Waiting Children is the term used to describe older kids in foster care who wait for a “forever family” of their own. No matter the age or special needs of the child, all children deserve a permanent place to call home.


Children of My Own

April 29, 2010

by “I.M. Wyzer”

Sitting in the grocery cart ahead of me in line was an adorable, curly-haired boy. Smiling at me, he reached over to grab a candy bar while his mother unloaded the cart. She saw the candy bar in his hand and said, “Not today, honey.” The little cherub responded by transforming into a wailing, flailing demon. I smiled at his mother in sympathy but thought to myself, “No child of mine will ever act that way in public”—and then I had children of my own.