Saturday, June 02, 2012

Adoption Expo

Hey ya'll! Boy am I wiped out... but never to tired to update my blog! 
I am not sure if wrote about my involvement with SPAFA before now in my blog.
SPAFA is Southern Piedmont Adoptive Families of America. It is a group of adoptive families that provide support and educational resources to the adoptive community. This year I am Vice-President. One of our big events of the year is our Adoption Expo. We hosted this Expo today! We had 14 different adoption agencies/vendors present and had a wonderful Key Note Speaker, Dawn Davenport of Creating A Family.
It was a wonderfully successful event with over 100 in attendance. This was a ton of work, but it is so worth it to help families get started on the journeys to growing their families through adoption. I wish I had known about SPAFA when I started our journey. It would have been great to know of all of the choices that are available here in the Charlotte area. I was amazed at the number of choices. More so I was impressed by the people who attended the Expo. Some absolutely fabulous people are getting ready to go through the process to adopt a child. It is amazing to know that so many children's lives are going to be better because of these people! Seriously, over 100 people were there to educate themselves! How awesome is that? They are not going into this blindly like so many do. I give these people some major kudos for this!!! It just gives me so much hope for the futures of these kids and for the continued growth of SPAFA. 
The thing I have loved the most about becoming a member of SPAFA is the friendships I have made. The women here have been like sisters to me. The have cried with me in my lowest moments and have celebrate in our triumphs. They are all so amazing and I am grateful every day for the blessing that they have become to my life! 

Meanwhile while I was running around in a million directions my husband was out of town on a work trip to Miami. On his way back he stopped in to spend some time with Sweetie! He was so happy... I am going to just copy and past his Facebook status... please excuse the grammar (Cris is from Ecuador and English is his second language,,he spells things how they sound to him)...I think it makes the following even cuter!
 "What can I said, she is my new reason for live . I stop and have dinner and did some shopping with Sweetie and I enjoy every minute it"


  1. Jennifer I enjoyed the SPAFA Expo so much! I remember the first SPAFA meeting I ever went to. I didn't know anyone who had ever adopted. I heard Kim and others speak, and I can say that for the first time the hope I left with filled my heart much more than the pain of infertility. SPAFA is a life saver for me and I am sure for many others!! Than you and everyone else for all of your efforts in everything you do! I hope one day I can help others the way you guys have helped me!!

  2. That is truly a happy man and child! I love his post on FB. The language of love for a child has no grammer in it, LOL. So happy for you all!