That’s the title of an assignment written by Angelina for her writing class at Cottage Hill School back in April. Angelina is adopted and wrote this piece for an example of persuasive writing. I wanted to share it with you, in case you did not hear her read it on the air during a recent talk show I did with Sierra Forever Families.
Everyone should adopt a child. There are many feelings from a child who needs a family. First, the child knows they have a family who they know can look after them. Next, the child soon learns right from wrong and becomes a better person. Finally, the child feels safe instead of worrying about how much food they have or their clothes being ripped. There also is very little love in their heart because they don’t know what love is. You can show love to the child and then the child will know there are people who love them. The child will feel good about themselves when they know when someone isn’t afraid to touch them when they hug them. When the child talks about their past you shouldn’t feel bad about yourself. You should feel proud because the child feels like they can trust you to not laugh at them when they say something uncomfortable. Finally, the child gets used to the family and the house is called home. First, the child forgets the past and learns there are people that love them. There are better times for the child and for you. Next, the child thinks ahead and you are past of their life forever. Your new name eventually will be Mom and Dad. Finally, you have a new relationship and you can adopt the child. Everyone should adopt a child. The child has feelings, love unknown, and a house called home.
A pretty impressive letter from an 11 year old now in a loving family. If you want to find out more about foster care and adoption, contact Sierra Forever Families.