National Adoption Day: Celebrating a Dream Come True


November 22, 2014 is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the more than 100,000 children who are currently in foster care waiting to be matched up with their forever family. This is a day that is very near and dear to the hearts of everyone here at Veitengruber Law.

National Adoption Day was founded in the year 2000. The idea for the yearly celebration came from a coalition of partners, including: The Alliance for Children’s Rights, The Children’s Action Network, the Freddie Mac Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Since the year of its inception, National Adoption Day has helped to facilitate the adoptions of nearly 50,000 children.

Each year, during the week before Thanksgiving, 300+ events are held throughout the United States to help finalize and celebrate the adoption of infants and children nationwide.

The legal side of the adoption process is quite complex, and takes a lot of dedication and patience. Attorney George Veitengruber and his wife, Heather, know firsthand what it feels like to grow their family via adoption. This year, they proudly celebrate the one-year anniversary of officially adopting their baby son. They now know that the long and winding road they were on was leading them to him all along.

Because of his personal life-changing experience, combined with the fact that he is a true humanitarian at heart, George now helps walk other people through the intricate adoption process so that they too can find the happiness of meeting their child. If you’d like more information on how Veitengruber Law can help you grow your family through adoption, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Image credit: Andrew Vargas