I first "met" Shannan when she participated in an open adoption roundtable in January. Her family is a real blend: two children adopted domestically, a daughter adopted from Ghana, and a son she birthed. She writes about her family with a sweetness and tenderness that always comes across as so genuine. I admire her because her blog was set up to share fun stories about the kids with her family and friends, but every now and then she lays it all out and writes really deeply and honestly about adoption. That takes a lot of guts, I think.
But all that is rather beside the point right now. Her eldest son, Ray, is fighting cancer. Please, take just a minute to click over to Shannan's blog and leave them some words of kindness and support.