A family is people and A family is love, That's a family. They come in all different sizes and different kinds, But mine is just right for me, Yeah, mine is right for me.

According to www.nationaladoptionday.org, National Adoption Day was started in November 2000 as a joint effort between law firms, state foster care agencies, child advocates and courts to complete hundreds of foster care adoptions in nine jurisdictions nationwide (New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; Dallas; El Paso; Fort Worth; Washington, D.C.; Omaha, Nebraska and Columbus, Ohio).

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary on November 21 of this year, it is expected that 4,500 foster care adoptions will be finalized across the United States. A series of events - from Alabama to Wyoming - is scheduled to take place to celebrate and encourage these newly formed families. Click here to find an event near you: http://cli.gs/GB7Z7b .

EIRIC™'s foundation is rooted in making money to make a difference. One thing that we strive for is to significantly decrease the number of children (approximately 129,000, as noted by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption) that will still be left in the U.S. foster care system in need of a safe, loving and permanent home. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to: a) increase the public's awareness of the gravity of this need and b) demystify the fostering and adoption processes to encourage cross-cultural matches.

As we launch EIRIC™'s official site, we hope that we can depend on you to support our efforts to give these kids an opportunity to finally be embraced by loving arms. We will be attending the Adoptive Parents adoption conference on November 22 (for more details visit http://cli.gs/0trYLP) as an indicator of our commitment.

EIRIC™'s adoption day fundraising and awareness campaign, “Love, NOT color, makes a family”is scheduled for November 2010. An official call for volunteers will go out at the end of January 2010. Please keep your ears and eyes posted.

Communication goes both ways:

Have you ever considered adoption?

What are 2-3 things that you'd like to know?


"Then in unison, they boarded a sky-rocket to the stars and snatched a moment of supreme pleasure before drifting back to earth."

There's never a bad day to read a romance novel.

That's the stance that we take around here. Name a romance subgenre and we've probably read at least a handful of books from most of its prominent authors. We have, on countless occasions, invested our hearts in the stories of heroes and heroines created in the minds of authors such as: Sandra Brown, Brenda Jackson, Dyanne Davis, Lisa G. Riley, Gwynne Forster, Judith Arnold, Lynn Erickson, Beverly Clark, Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts and Lauren Wilde.

Call it what you will - guilty pleasure, mindless escape, waste of time - but we'll bet that more than a fair share of you also indulge in this pastime. How else can you explain the $1.37 billion in sales that romance fiction generated in 2008 ALONE? According to Romance Writers of America’s 2009 Reader Survey, 74.8 million Americans read at least one romance novel in 2008, with the core of the romance fiction market at 29 million regular readers. In 2005, Harlequin was selling more than 4 books per second, half of them internationally.  

Your secret is safe with us  ------ for a small price *wink wink*.

All we ask is that you join us for this three-part series on the world of romance fiction.

The three sections are broken down in the following manner:

a. a brief introduction to the world of romance fiction
b. a profile of the multicultural subgenre - with a focus on interracial
c. a profile of the inspirational/religious subgenre - with a focus on Amish culture

We can share fun facts and stories that remind us of why there's a common bond between romance readers. Somewhere in the world someone is curling up in a comfortable spot, grabbing a drink of choice and pulling out one of her favorite novels from its hidden place. Give yourself permission to get lost in the lives of the characters on the page. However, just be back in time to join us for parts two and three of this series in the next few weeks.



Larsen, Kristin (August 9, 2005). Romance Writers are Passionate About Their Work. Voice of America. Retrieved on 2007-04-30.

A special thanks to Uncle Walter's Bad Romance Novel Quotes (http://cli.gs/nv2tu3) for the awesome title of today's post. This is taken from Mistress Against Her Will by Lee Wilkinson.