A very special time is approaching for people looking to adopt. National Adoption Month® will start on the 1st April and take place until the 18th of May. It is a dedicated month designed to raise awareness of the valuable services and supports available to people adopting children and young people and helps to provide communities with a unique opportunity to join together and celebrate the important work and contributions of their local adoption community.
National Adoption Month is a culmination of many campaigns, publications and events held in the UK every year in the run up to National Adoption Week. National Adoption Month celebrates the country’s adoption community and the vital work we do. It is a month for everybody and the first of its kind in the UK. The national calendar has a collection of iconic quotes from the past and present from adoption professionals, celebrities and celebrities who have benefitted from adoption to share their personal messages of encouragement on the day.
I’d like to share a little bit about myself and my own experience when I came to Ireland at a very young age. I was adopted when I was young. At the time it was extremely taboo and I came from an unhappy home where I had hardly any friends and went to school a lot with no friends at all. I did not see my biological parents for 20 years.
I am now 26 and living in Ireland. I am a sport psychologist and I’ve written about adoption in The New York Times Magazine and in Psychology Today magazine.
I am running for Moloney’s Fears to A Rank Earner’s. You can find out more about me on my blog www.cebrutonball.com. I am running for a worthwhile charity and I would like to raise €4,000 for Fears. I would like to ask anyone who has an interest in adopting a child to consider giving this charity a support. There are many children who need a home in Ireland who wouldn’t have one. This is a very worthy cause.
I would like to thank Moloney’s Fears for having me. It was for me a privilege to be able to speak out about adoption as it is so personal.
If you would like to contact me and I can help in your decision making please email info@elias_jones.com.
We have a group called Irish Adoption for Families on Facebook. It is a community where people who are looking to adopt can find help and support.