The Way I See It #208 - Adoption

Forming a family beyond flesh and blood

"I wish couples who desperately take every means to conceive a child would realize that adoption is a wonderful alternative. A child who becomes your child through adoption completes a family. Just as when you commit to your spouse or partner there are no biological ties, yet a family was formed. This child enters a family the same way! It is not blood and flesh that form a family, but the heart."

-- Michele Johnson, Starbucks customer from Wamego, Kansas.


About the Photo

It was a beautiful day to have lunch outside, and what could be better than having grocery store-bought sushi and a venti drink from Starbucks? (Lots of things, actually.) I brought one of my favorite books, Good Omens, to read during my lunch break on that lovely April day in 2007, outside of a grocery store in Sugar Land, Texas.

Side Note: Does anyone else see the irony in having coffee and sushi in this image with a discussion piece about conceiving a child?