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.