Monday, August 27, 2007

A Fun Post from '2 Kayaks'...

I read this post on K1 and K2's blog '2 Kayaks' and I loved it. I decided to share it with those of you who didn't get the chance to read it on their blog, with their permission of course...

If The Adoption Community Ran The World

  • There would be no war because everyone would be too busy shopping for, wrapping up and sending out secret pal gifts, cyber shower goodies and post card thoughts.
  • Had a bad day? No worries! When you arrive home, you will find 20+ messages on your answering machine cheering you up with inspiring thoughts.
  • Had a good day? Great! When you arrive home, you will find 20+ messages congratulating you and making you feel like a million bucks.

    It takes such little effort
    to reach
    to another human being.
    ~Hugh Prather~

  • Laws would dictate that Waiting Mommies' Dinners were mandatory and restaurants would be forced to incorporate large, circular tables to accomodate everyone.
  • Airlines would be made to offer rock bottom prices for travel to China and for travel within China.
  • Airlines would also be made to offer free tickets to Waiting Families for Blog Parties throughout North America
  • Free shipping for all referral gifts sent to friends!
  • Employers would allow all Waiting Family Members unlimited Internet access throughout the working day and would encourage blog surfing and commenting during business hours.
  • Banks would offer interest free loans for all Waiting Families
  • The term, "Adopted daughter/son" would be axed from common phrases.
  • Fun Dip would be free and would not rot one's teeth (okay, so that's not really an "Adoption Community" thing...but it would be nice).
I was thinking today about how amazing the support is in the Adoption Community and how the world would be different if all communities were as supportive and as loving. Add your thoughts and tell me your vision.


Nancy said...

Up until now, I can't say that I have been involved in a group that shows the love and support that I have found in the adoption blog world.
Funny how complete strangers can come out and support one another, yet families can't.

I am thankful to know all of you and to read about your journeys.

kerri said...

I just loved this post.
I wouldn't ever have to hear "Are they REAL sisters?"
The maternity leave would be the same for adopted/bio children.
Referral timelines,what timelines???

Anonymous said...

What a cute post. I agree the whole "adopted child" would go away. The were adopted, they are now our children. It is such a supportive community. I love being a part of it. There is no other like it.

Mark and Rebecca said...

Oh, these are so true. Great post!!

I am grateful for the adoption community as well.

jennifer said...

Love the post. Love the song. I am so thankful for the adoption community I have found.

Thanks for sharing!

BTW - I LOVE fun dip!!


definitely and another one to add would be "free long distance calling" to all our friends to share when referrals came in .... i used over a 1000 minutes the day we got Maggie's news ... lol

Ashley said...

Cute! Thanks for the compliment you left me. I give all the glory to Him for what He has done! :)

K1 said...

Hmmm, there is obviously an imposter out there. That, or there are two families with the same numbering system.

That aside, I agree. The world would be a much better place if people thought about and encouraged others more instead of being self obsessed and negative towards others.

The 'other' K1

mommy24treasures said...

oh I love this!
I am ready to shop for little Maggie if you want to go ahead and send me over a wish list!
mommy 2 4 treasures @

LaLa said...

What a great post!

We would never be asked "where'd you get her?" ugggg

Two Kayaks said...

It was a fun post to write! I can't think of any other community with as much love and support as this one.

t-girl said...

I read it over on her site and smiled when I read it as well.

Salome's Mom said...

I think our shared experiences, the joys and pain bring us closer together. This is a very beautiful community of parents.

Dolores and Shawn said...

That is an amazing post! Love it because it's so true!

Dannye said...

this is so true, I never imagined "meeting" such great friends online, and luckily actually meeting some in person....the support of the adoption community is one I am proud to be a part of!!!

Norma said...

Love the post. I, too, am thankful for the adoption community and the support I have found here. said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

I love this!!! ANd it's soo sooo true