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To give! As we’re all focusing on what to get our loved ones for Christmas, families all over the world are focusing on how they will eat tomorrow or how they will get clean water for their family. You know, as a mom, my children are my first priority. I am also struck by the need to help another mother provide for her families basic needs. is a wonderful website that allows YOU as a family or individual provide much needed help for a family or child in need. You can provide an alpaca or a share of an alapaca for an Peruvian or Ecuadorian family or you could help to build a well for many impoverished communities. What a great gift to give! When you purchase a gift through The Hunger Site store, every item you purchase sends at least 25 cups of food to the hungry! This site offers beautiful jewelry, clothing, pottery, and many other gifts.

Do you know someone how has everything? Like your father in law? or that aunt who seems to have too much of everything? Why not provide $325 worth of necessities to an impoverished child in New York City in their name? I hope that this year we are able to touch someone’s life in a positive manner rather than only padding the pockets of credit card companies.

While you’re at it take a few minutes and scan these websites for other great gifts that go along way to helping others.

The Hunger Site –With this site, Starting on November 12, 2007, and for a limited time, every completed Hunger Site order will provide eight meals through America’s Second Harvest — at no additional cost to you!

Edited to add: For a limited time only The Hunger Site will feed a family of four with every order placed in The Hunger Site store through the work of America’s Second Harvest-The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Offer Good until Monday, November 19, 2007.

The Hunger Site Just one click here and you can donate 1 cup of food.

November is National Adoption Month in the US. This year’s theme is:
“Answering the Call – You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. There are thousands of teens in foster care who would love to put up with you.”

November 17, 2007, will mark the 8th year for National Adoption Day. Through the help of adoption professionals, child advocates, judges, and attorneys, thousands of children in foster care will finalize adoption and become part of a permanent home and family. In the US there are a little over 100,000 children in foster care who are available for adoption. Many are either older children, part of a sibling group, and some have special needs. In just a couple of days, President Bush will give a Presidential Proclamation concerning National Adoption Month.

In 1990 National Adoption Week became National Adoption Month due to so many states participating in Adoption Week. The celebration usually includes National Adoption Day with courthouses throughout the nation participating and hundreds of adoptions being finalized simultaneously. National Adoption Month is a time to celebrate family and to bring about awareness that there are hundreds of thousands of children in foster homes awaiting adoption. In a time when so many children desperately need prayer Janet Farrand has published a list of twelve simple, yet meaningful prayer requests for this time of the year.

The Answer (to an adopted child)
Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously
My own.
Never forget
For a single minute:
You didn’t grow under my heart
But in it.

© Fleur Conkling Heyliger

For some great ideas on how to celebrate National Adoption Month, click here.

For More information concerning adoption, visit these sites:

“Discipline your children while there is still hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.”

Proverbs 19:18


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