Family. We all know what that word means by definition, but at the same time it can mean something different for everyone. Have you ever thought about how many different types of families there are? It’s kind of mind blowing when you really think about it. One little six letter word can mean so many different things.
What about adoption? Now that’s a word not everyone thinks about unless they’ve been directly affected in most cases. For a lot of people, myself included, adoption is why they have the family that they do.
In light of National Adoption Day on November 21st, I thought I’d share some statistics that I found interesting. Yes, I even though I’m adopted (on my dad’s side), I had no idea some of these numbers were what they are. It is no secret that the American family has changed over the years but did you know:
- One in 12 married couples in the U.S. are interracial 
- Nearly 40% of children don’t live with both of their biological parents. Only 62% of children live with their two biological parents 
- 125,000-plus same-sex couples currently raising children in the U.S. 
- More than 1.5 million American families  have been touched by adoption
Now y’all know Honey Maid right? They have those delicious graham crackers that are perfect for smore making around a fire with that family of yours. Well Honey Maid has long recognized and celebrated that while the makeup and day-to-day lives of families have evolved, the idea and importance of wholesome family connections remains the same.
Like the American family, Honey Maid has continued to evolve across its 90 year heritage. From classic grahams to Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid’s wholesome products are made with whole grains and real honey. Yes…real honey without high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors. I’d say that these are wholesome and delicious snacks that families can agree on for any occasion. So next time you break out the grahams, just think about what memories you’re going to make and what family means for you.
What kind of family do you come from? Is it “traditional” or a crazy patchwork quilt of greatness? Had adoption touched your life in some way? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
michelle saysNovember 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm
i love that the honey maid are star wars characters too cool
Alison saysNovember 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm
I know right! I was….errr I mean my kids were pretty excited too!
victoria saysNovember 20, 2015 at 11:38 pm
My kids would always love Honey star wars and they love the characters too.
Elizabeth O. saysNovember 21, 2015 at 12:10 am
I love my family because they support me and accept me wholeheartedly. It’s one of the best feelings in the world, knowing that you have people who love you no matter what.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 21, 2015 at 2:55 am
Friends of mine are going through the adoption process right now. It’s so exciting for them.
Jeanine saysNovember 21, 2015 at 7:57 am
My family was wonderful but sadly a lot of my family members have passed away so it’s really just me and my little (big) family now. I’d like to think we were a great family but we were probably as disfunctional as anyone else!
tiaras and tantrums saysNovember 21, 2015 at 8:25 am
my husband and I both come from long lines of traditional families. I have no issues with blended families, but his side is quite stern on this opinion
Donna Ward saysNovember 21, 2015 at 9:31 am
Great story on our families – and what a memorable photo of your dad and sister!
Love HoneyMaid and peanut butter, too!
Lexie Lane saysNovember 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm
We love outdoor activities and honey maid is perfect snack for my kids.
Ana De- Jesus saysNovember 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm
I love having friends as part of my family because they have helped me through so much and that is a truly magical thing!
rika saysNovember 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm
My family is always there for me, to support me, to accept and love me unconditionally
Claudette saysNovember 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm
I have a very small family and we are bonded by Love.
Life as a Convert saysNovember 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm
I come from a very strange family, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Ourfamilyworld saysNovember 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm
Honey stars are one of my grand kids’ favorites. These are cool!
Heidi saysNovember 22, 2015 at 7:17 am
Family is a must have, but I love that Honey Star Wars is available too!
Shann Eva saysNovember 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm
I didn’t know it was National Adoption Day. I know many people who have adopted, and it’s so awesome.
Jenn Peters saysNovember 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm
I am loving all the great Star Wars products out lately 🙂
CourtneyLynne saysNovember 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm
What honey maid and start wars?!?? How did I not know about this until now?!?!
Liz Mays saysNovember 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm
I come from a traditional family, but my own is not. I’m happy to see the way family makeup is evolving!
Jasmine Watts saysNovember 23, 2015 at 2:11 am
My family is always there to support and love me unconditionally
Mardene Carr saysNovember 23, 2015 at 2:58 am
My family’s sense of humor is what keeps us going
Nikki saysNovember 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm
Those are interesting statistics! I’m in a blended family. My oldest is from a past relationship and he lives with me, not his dad. My husband and I have 3 kids together (two are twins!) so we’re quite a unique bunch 😉 I’ve known people who have a group of non-related folks that they call family because they had no family of their own. Family are the people you love the most <3
Jessica Cassidy saysNovember 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm
I will trade the world for my family. It is chaos but together it is make us wild crazy happy.
ashleigh saysNovember 24, 2015 at 10:32 am
My family is a half bucket of crazy LOL. My boyfriends grandmother was adopted so she never knew anything about her background but she made a loving family.