Each year as Thanksgiving draws near, like many of you I’m sure, I like to spend some time reflecting on the last year and things that I feel lucky to have experienced or contributed to. I also think about the people who made those experiences so special and unique, people I’m truly thankful to know. One of those people is Michelle, a volunteer adoption advocate who has been on the last two Superkids trips to Taiwan.
While on the trip, Michelle is an integral part of the team. She gets the “fun” job – playing with the kids! She gets to see their personalities shine through when they are doing what kids do best – playing. She is so great at getting all of the kids comfortable enough to open up, have fun, and show us their unique and special personalities.
But Michelle’s work doesn’t stop once the trip is over. She works tirelessly once home to help organize the information we gathered, write blog posts about different children, and to advocate on social media. Michelle always finds something genuinely special about each child, and is able to reflect that in her posts about the child.
While Michelle has a special connection to Taiwan and the waiting children there, she is always eager to share about adoption in general or waiting children from other countries.
She truly has an amazing heart for these children – and we are so lucky, and thankful, to have her assistance in finding forever families for so many of these great kids!