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Dec 28, 2023

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As an adoptee herself, Madalyn's project was deeply rooted in her own personal story and the desire to raise awareness about adoption in her community. Through a thoughtfully designed poster and a YouTube video featuring interviews with individuals involved in the adoption process, Madalyn aimed to convey that every child deserves a chance at a better life. Her project serves as a reminder that the opportunity for a brighter future is available to every mother who cannot care for their child. Tune in to hear Madalyn's heartfelt story and the impact of her project on adoption awareness.

More from Madalyn:

I've been in Girl Scouts from kindergarten through graduation, which has taught me many important life skills! I was in cheerleading, student council, National Honor Society, and DECA in high school, along with several other clubs and activities. I am currently attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and am majoring in Graphic Design.

Key takeaways from the episode:

  1. Madalyn's Girl Scout Gold Award project focused on adoption awareness in her county. She designed a poster that incorporated logos of organizations referenced by the local pregnancy center. The poster also featured a QR code linked to a YouTube video where Madalyn interviewed various individuals involved in the adoption process, including a foster mom, an adoptee, and an adoptive mother.

  2. Madalyn's personal experience as an adoptee greatly inspired her project. She was adopted from Guatemala at six months old and recognized the opportunities and better life that adoption provided for her. Madalyn's birth mother's wishes for her to receive an education and follow her faith motivated her to raise awareness about adoption and the positive impact it can have on both the mother and child.

  3. The core message of Madalyn's project was to convey that adoption is a valuable option for mothers facing difficult circumstances. She wanted to emphasize that there are multiple choices available and that adoption can bring joy and happiness not only to the mother and child but also to the community. Madalyn aimed to spread a positive message about adoption and empower mothers to consider it a viable option.

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