I just received an e-mail from Alternatives In Motion, the adoption agency that brought Alex and Marcus and me together. They are in desperate need of adoptive families, as over 20 babies are to be born to birthmothers they are assisting by September. If you're thinking about adopting, or know someone who is (particularly if you or your friend is located in the United States), and you're really interested in adopting a newborn, you might want to give Anne a call:
Alternatives in Motion
www.aimadoptions.org (you can e-mail them for more information on their website)
And of course, if you have any questions about our adoption experience, feel free to e-mail me by clicking the "Email me" link, in the section to the right.
UPDATE: I just received an e-mail that stated the following:
I was excited when I read your notice because I immediately thought of ******, but then I went to their site and saw they only place with Christian families. Could you make note of that on your blog entry? It's kind of a big deal to potential adoptive parents who aren't.
This e-mailer makes a good point. I apologize for any confusion. And also, because I'm such a huge advocate of adoption, if anyone knows of any other agencies who find themselves in similar straits (i.e., in desperate need of adoptive families), I'm happy to make it known on Chookooloonks as well. As far as I'm concerned, the more people who adopt, no matter what their background, the better.