“No matter the skin, we are—all of us—kin,” is sung on Happy Adoption Day as we follow little Laina’s adoption from China. Every adoption has its story, and every child, his/her own background. Catching a glimpse into the joy that Laina brought to her parents just by her existence, we can’t help but smile. It was Princess Diana who said, “Family is the most important thing in the world.” Parents everywhere echo her thoughts—especially those who have had to wait for and search to create their families.

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” – Lee Iacocca  

So hip-hip-hooray for adoption, the means by which many of us become families!