While we make sure the stockings are hung just right, they wait.  While we decorate gingerbread houses and cookies and make a joyful mess, they wait.  While we run out for that one last gift, they wait.  While we hang ornaments and put the star on top, they wait.  While we stock our cupboards for the holiday feast, they wait.  While we laugh with family and friends and make memories, they wait.  While we rejoice, they wait.  Think back to your last nine, ten Christmases¦. they have been waiting every single one.

This holiday season, enjoy the magic and merriment.  Enjoy your children’s innocent awe.  Enjoy each other.  But I have one favor to ask.  Please remember those who wait.  Bring them into conversations.  Share about them with others.  And while you are making sure they are not forgotten, take it a step further.  Consider hosting one of these six precious ones who wait.

Be the reason they do not have to wait any longer.


These six children are available for hosting through Madison Adoption Associates from February 13-March 6, 2017 in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  You do not have to be interested in adoption to host, you simply have to be willing to open your heart for three short weeks.  Email sarah@madisonadoption.org for more information.