Do you know this?

There are approximately 18000 parents registered with CARA, while the number of children in the Government's adoption pool is less 1800.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

I feel it is good for a family to have traditions, it really helps you to bond together and have something fun to look forward to each year. I think traditions may even be more important for an adopted child, especially as they grow and even if they get too old for certain ones in their teen years they can still look back and remember the good times they had with certain celebrations with their family. I think it also reinforces to the child that the family is an important unit with them included. In short it makes them feel more connected.

Tonight is a big night for our kids in our home. After my husband and I fill and hide some plastic glow-in-the-dark easter eggs, we will hide them around the house, as it is cold outside, and then when we are finished the kids will come and hunt for them in the dark with their little flashlights. We started this tradition a couple of years ago and I like it. I like how it signifies new life/light of Christ in the darkness. Earlier we will decorate hard boiled easter eggs to hide for tomorrow's hunt, which will hopefully be outdoors, if the weather holds. We also usually have the kids find a basket of goodies, complete with a chocolate rabbit in it each year.
Along with going to some Easter services, this is how we celebrate our Easter here. The kids are getting excited already and asking when we can look for the eggs. Now, if they could just wait till it gets dark enough outside.

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