You’ve heard it said that anything worth having is worth fighting for. And that everything good comes after some sort of difficulty. In fact, there’s so much said about good things being hard, that this article could be made up completely of quotes.  Here are a few to prove that point:

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”  -Henry Ford

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”  -Chinese Proverb

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent of a greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

We’d be hard-pressed to find any individual who has participated in adoption without experiencing hard times. But the pendulum swings both ways. The extreme adversity, nail-biting stress, heartbreak, and effort pay off with extreme joy, thrill, happiness, love, and excitement. Even amidst the difficulties throughout the adoption process, truly, there are tender and sweet moments.

We at Adoption.com are excited to be the catalyst for you, members of the adoption community, to share your #SweetestAdoptionMoments. Why not celebrate those moments? When in the midst of pushing through the hard work and emotional toil, refocusing even for just a few minutes on sweet adoption moments (your own or someone else’s) can be just the respite we need to rekindle hope and energy.

So please! Comment below, gather a few sentences to post on social media, drop an email to a friend . . . and let’s get all of our #SweetestAdoptionMoments out to lift each other!  Sometimes those moments are best shared with a photo; sometimes a narrative does the trick, and sometimes—if we’re lucky—we catch those moments on video. Let’s share, let’s lift, and let’s celebrate! #SweetestAdoptionMoments