Here are the top 10 reasons you should consider adopting a child:
#10: Others tell you that you are good with kids.
#9: Your commitment will help change a child's future.
#8: Patience and a sense of humor are two of your greatest strengths.
#7: You have a heart that is bigger than your home.
#6: Reaching out to others seems natural to you.
#5: You have a spare bedroom and would rather it go to a child than become yet another storage closet.
#4: You know how important it is to be part of a family.
#3: You are ready to accept the challenge of parenting a special child.
#2: You believe every kid counts.
And the #1 reason to consider adopting a child is:
Today, there are more than [number] children waiting for a permanent family in [state/province].
These children need your help. Call [agency or organization name] at [phone number] for more information.
Adapted from materials created by the North American Council on Adoptable Children; used with permission.
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