Georgia watched this video with me. And she was quiet. And you know what's so incredible about little kids? They don't really know yet what is 'weird' or 'different' or what's 'normal.' And they don't get squeamish about things that are uncomfortable like adults do. She did ask me once why one of the kids didn't have arms. I told her. She just said, "Oh," and kept watching. And at the end........
"I'm adopted just like those kids. I like adoption."
I had tears in my eyes and I kissed her head and said, "I like it too."
The title of the video is so obvious that it's just what comes out of your mouth if you really 'get' adoption. Even when adoption is so hard and painful. The family in this video knows that ten-fold....and they still......like adoption.
Georgia's adoption is really very different from the ones portrayed here and I wouldn't necessarily describe her adoption as what saved her life in a literal way nor that by being adopted she was escaping what the kids in the family above were escaping. But the message is still there.
Adoption is something to be liked. It's amazing in ways that other things just can't be amazing. And it's videos like this that I hope people watch, and even if they're not directly impacted by adoption will make them believe that adoption is something to be celebrated and supported and talked about in a positive light.
I like adoption.