Sunday, October 2, 2016


While many celebrate the new year on January 1st, Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) – this year October 2-4.

This is a time to not only celebrate, but to reflect on the choices we made the year before and plan for the year ahead, with bread and apples dipped in honey to signify the wish for a “sweet” year to come.

Those waiting to adopt often wish to leave their struggles to become a parent behind and look towards becoming a parent in the year to come. They reconsider their adoption options and question choices made. They wonder "if" they will adopt.

There is also a strong belief of “bashert” (the Yiddish term for “it was meant to be”). - that the right child has found the right parent(s). And so, they never give up and pursue their adoption jouney and dream of parenthood.

Whether your child has already found you or you are waiting for that special moment - L’shanah tovah to you and your family.

Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW is a New York and New Jersey licensed social worker, adoptive mom and advocate for ethical adoption practice. She has prepared thousands of adoption homestudies, counseled adoptive parents and parents-to-be, and has trained professionals to work with adoptive families. She was Director of the Ametz Adoption Program of JCCA from March 1992 to March 2015, was Head Writer for, a member of the Advisory Board for POV’s Adoption Series She is currectly a member of the Adoption Advisory Board of Path2Parenthood and active in the Adoptive Parents Committee in New York, where she has a private practice specializing in adoption and adoptive parenting. She was named an “Angel in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in 2001. Follow or reach her at ADOPTION MAVEN BLOG or EMAIL.