This November, Mother’s Choice celebrates Adoption Awareness Month because we believe that every child deserves a family, and that love, not just blood, defines family. We also know that every family needs community support as they walk along the lifelong journey of parenting – and you are part of a very special community.
Our activities this month include a pitched media feature story about the importance of adoption friendly work places (stay tuned!); kick-started a research project with The Education University of HK on the experiences of Chinese adoptive families in HK; and, the recent launch of the book “Hidden Treasures”, a memoir on the impact and influence that Mother’s Choice has had on international adoption in China.
In addition, we are launching our first-ever Adoption Services Appeal to fund the critical work of our Adoption Services department. With no funding from grants or the government, this service relies entirely on individual donations. During this challenging time in Hong Kong, our work with vulnerable girls and children is needed more than ever, however, the fundraising for our work has been directly impacted. All donations made this month will directly benefit Adoption Services and our goal is to raise HK$1 million by the end of November. Every dollar counts so if you want to give, please click here.
In addition to supporting Mother’s Choice financially, here are other ways to stay connected:
SHARE YOUR STORY: At Mother’s Choice, we believe that adoption is a lifelong journey and we want to walk alongside you. We would love to hear from you and your family about the milestones you are experiencing. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
BE INSPIRED: Released this month, “Hidden Treasures” is a memoir by Kit Ying Chan, our Director of Services (and our very own Mother Theresa!) on her remarkable journey over two decades of work with abandoned babies in China. Kit Ying sends a message of love and hope to the “dear children of Mother’s Love”. In HK, pick up your copy at Bookazine or order through Amazon [click here]. Kit Ying is generously donating all profits to Mother’s Choice.
HELP US TO FUNDRAISE: Mother’s Choice would love our Adoption Service Appeal to reach a wider community, to raise awareness on adoption and to support this important work. Just like families, donations come in all shapes and sizes and no amount is too small! Please share this message on Facebook, Instagram or other platforms.
Over the years, we have heard from so many within the Hong Kong adoption community asking how they can support and connect with Mother’s Choice. We hope that this is the first of many connections with you and your family.
Adoption is one way to build a family. At Mother’s Choice, we believe that family is the most powerful agent of change. Adoption changes the lives of children, families, and their communities for generations … and that can change the world.
Thank you for being a special part of the Mother’s Choice family.