Look at the statistics as of 2:00 p.m. today:
My blogs has had 12,288 views (or "hits") since March 2008.
How many people read my blog?
- North America - 1,442
- Europe - 1,072
- Central & South America - 35
- Caribbean (incl. Haiti) - 13
- Middle East - 4
- Australia - 2
- Asia - 2
- Africa - 1
That means that as today, 2,571 people from all over the world read my blog. That is pretty amazing and encouraging.
Maybe this blog can make a difference by giving a voice to the abandoned, homeless and orphaned children who need loving homes.
And, maybe it can make a difference by giving information to the internationally adopting families who want to provide the needed loving homes.
As I have posted before, it blows my mind that people and organizations can be so anti-adoption. In an ideal world, children should be raised in their birth family and/or extended birth families. However, we do not live in that ideal world and the world political powers are not bringing about change to ensure that all children can be raised by their birth families.
So, what is that childs option?
(1) Live with the birth family (or extended birth family if his/her parents are dead) and die in childhood or survive childhood but not get educated, not have an opportunity to even learn a trade? Not have enough food? Not have medicine?
(2) Have the opportunity to be raised with an adoptive family that can provide food, education, health care and love to that child?
People who are anti-adoption, in my opinon do not see the reality.
Until the world economy changes and ensures that people in Haiti (or other countries) have food and the basic necessities, adoption is one of the few things that an individual who is "powerless" to change the world economy can do to make a difference. This is done by ensuring that a particular abandoned, homeless, or orphaned child has a future!