April is National Volunteer Month, and we want to take a moment to thank everyone for all they do for us. Adoption Options is supported by an incredible community of people who support us in so many ways. Countless people work behind-the-scenes by attending events, being a monthly donor, serving on our board or our event committee. And then we have the front-line service of our Cradle Care families. These families voluntarily complete and maintain home studies, education and licensure so they can care for babies who cannot yet be with their forever families. Adoption Options would not succeed without all this support.

This month, I also want to say a special thank you to a volunteer who, in 2020 alone, volunteered well over 200 hours. Ron provides expertise on Human Resources, helps support and guide the Board, and is always available to celebrate the little and big successes. He is a wiz with Power Point and an excellent brain-storm buddy. In one way or another, Ron’s work touches every corner of Adoption Options, and we are ever grateful for his shared wisdom and support.

Every person who contributes to Adoption Options is a valued member of our community. Whether you attended an event three years ago, follow us on social media, donate time or resources, we are grateful. If you are interested in other ways to get involved, we would love to talk with you more! We have a new social media ambassador program that is just getting kicked off! You can join us as an annual sponsor whether you are a part of a small or large business! We have volunteer opportunities including Board openings! And we are so excited to be planning for both in-person and virtual events to continue building connection this year. In whatever way you support us, thank you. We can’t do this without you.

Megan McLean (she/hers)