But Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 KJV)
GOD’S PRECIOUS ONES
No one, really, has to remind Sandy Moye of just how precious, yet fragile, life is.
Heck, she knows it full well for herself.
That essentially sums it why Moye has deemed it necessary to become an ambassador for promoting all things adoption.
To her credit, Moye has adopted two children over the past six years, an awe-inspiring, life-altering experience she admittedly wouldn’t trade for anything else in the world.
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Moreover, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, Moye had become inspired to shed light on the importance of adoption, in large part because November is recognized as National Adoption Month.
Also, National Adoption Day will be observed on November 21.
“Adoption is important to me because it gives me the opportunity to give unconditional love to many children precious children,” Moye told MHN. “And the many blessings God have given me in order to take care of them, although I could be deploying on a regular basis with my job, which I have enjoyed over the years that only brought me temporary happiness.”
WE’RE ALL IN
According to Arms Wide Adoption Services, National Adoption Month is a nationwide effort to educate the public and prospective parents on the struggles many adoption-eligible children face in finding a family and how they can help, as well as a celebration of adoption success stories.
Meanwhile, National Adoption Day is a one-day, focused collaboration between policymakers and advocates to facilitate the finalization of adoptions in progress and to honor the many wonderful families who have been created through adoption.
Generally, the first National Adoption Week was proclaimed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. However, in 1995, President Bill Clinton extended the week to the entire month of November.
Federal, state, local, and private adoption agencies, as well as businesses and nonprofit organizations across the country customarily lead special events, hold volunteer recruitment, coordinate fundraising and donation efforts, and produce awareness campaigns on the topic of foster care and adoption, highlighting statistics and facts as well as addressing common concerns and myths — all in an effort to encourage more families to consider adoption.
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Nine-year-old Gabriel was adopted by Moye six years ago at the tender age of three, a brilliant, fun-loving child who has brought an array of joy to her family, the Atlanta-area mother said.
“He is an awesome baby who loves to sing,” Moye said of Gabriel. “Math is his favorite subject, and he loves to play race car games, and loves baseball wholeheartedly. His favorite second baseman is Austin Riley, No. 27 for the Atlanta Braves. If you ask him, surely, he is going to tell. He always speaking it in existence that he is going to play for the Atlanta Braves and his number is going to be 27.”
DID YOU KNOW?
And then there’s 12-year-old Hannah, who joined Moye’s family three years ago.
“Our Hannah is 12 years old she came to live with us at the age of nine years old because we wanted to keep the children together as we traveled this life’s journey,” Moye said. “She is in the sixth grade, an honor roll student, she loves to draw, plays snare drums, she loves reading, dancing, horseback riding, and her life’s plans is to become a veterinarian.”
As far as Moye is concerned, she senses that engaging in adoption has more to do with miraculously crossing paths with an angel, of sorts, or someone who can bring just as much joy and wholeness to her life than she can to theirs.
AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE…
“Think about the joy children bring even when your children or children you helped raised were in the household, preparing them for life, attending extra curriculum activities and worship services together, shopping for prom, teaching them to drive, and (attending) graduation, just a few to name,” Moye said. “These children’s smiles warm your heart, hearing them say, ‘Mom, I love you.’ I’m saying all of that to say you might be an empty nester, but there is a child — or children — in need of your, guidance, and nurturing, unconditional love, and stability to know they have a safe forever home. This will flourish their lives creating, generational seeds of greatness and helping them become successful young men and women in society.”
Having credited a host of relatives and close friends for their valiant support of inspiring her to seek adoption, Moye doesn’t shy away from the notion that growing her family, by all accounts, has evolved as a distinctly unique ministry, of sorts.
“Yes, I do see adoption as a ministry because in God’s word, we are instructed to take care of the orphans and widows,” Moye said. “And if we love God, we shall feed His sheep and for our children to know God and His love, we must be that example. Adoption aligns with my God-given purpose because it gives life, a rebirth that gives focus, strength, and forgiveness to the people that have abused, abandoned, forgotten, and rejected.
“When it comes to us as adults, it gives power that allows individuals the ability to remain Focusing 2 FINISH their life’s race that will be passed down from generations to generations,” added Moye, an accomplished author and businesswoman who is the mastermind behind the April 2019-released book, Focusing 2 Finish: 21 Day Inspirational Day Journey. “Nevertheless, the real joy is being able to work from home, sharing (life) with my babies, creating precious memories and priceless moments together they will share years and from now as we continue to gather together as a family.”
Just as God had strategically intended all along.
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