Adoptive parents? Is that right? Adopting parents? Parents who adopt? Anyway…I finally watched “The Blind Side” last night. Great movie – very life affirming – and the best part is it’s actually true! Here is a good mini doc. about Michael Oher (who, BTW, helped Ole Miss give my Mighty Gators their only defeat in their 2008 Championship season) – in case you want to know the real people behind the movie:
God bless Leigh Anne and the Tuohy family for all that they did to give “big Mike” a bright future and, more importantly, a loving family to call his own.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Said Sandra Bullock in her Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actress for her excellent portrayal of Leigh Anne in The Blind Side:
…I would like to thank what this film is about for me, which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked.
Yes, thank God for all mothers! Those who choose life for their own children and, especially, those who can and choose to share their love with a child in need.
Just to show there’s no hard feelings, here’s another good interview with Oher on the Gator defeat and his then NFL Draft prospects (Shep’s a Rebel? Say it aint so!). Oher now plays for the Baltimore Ravens: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3929055/cinderella-story
My grand dream would one day to set up an adoption agency. While I like being an engineer and it is a great job, I am still a woman and I love children.
While I admit sometimes children can be undesired and sometimes the biological mothers – for a reason or another – are incapable of taking care of their young and being childless is a tragedy, adoption is always a choice. It is a win-win-win situation.
The child will get a life – literally.
The foster parents will get a child to love and raise.
The mother will be saved from all the agony an abortion will cause.
If even one of the smallest can be given life that way, it sure will be worth of it.