You Know You Should Adopt If…

4 Mar

Okay…I have a confession…I lurk on many adoption blogs (as well as other blogs written by moms).  I found the following on a couple of blogs written by America World families adopting from Ethiopia.  I have not checked the statistics to doublecheck their accuracy…

You Know You Should Adopt If….

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep.
2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love and family.
3. You can’t watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.
4. The fact that, if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child there would be no orphans in the world, is convicting to you.
5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who have experienced the blessing of adoption.
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child’s “real” parents.
7. You have ever been “pregnant” with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 years!)
8. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing where God calls you He will provide.
9. You have ever taken an airplane ride half-way around the world with a child you just met.
10. You believe God’s heart is for adoption.
11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart and family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.
12. You know what the word “Dossier” means, and you can actually pronounce it!
13. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.
14. You shudder when people say your child is so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you are the blessed one to have him or her in your life.
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2 Responses to “You Know You Should Adopt If…”

  1. Candy March 5, 2008 at 1:17 am #

    I weep every time I read #4 on a blog. If you haven’t read Red Letters by Tom Davis, I highly recommend it.
    I read your post about Russia and foster care payments increasing. Please don’t let that worry you. There are millions of orphans in Russia. God has called you to adoption, he will honor your faithfulness.

  2. Lori March 6, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m stealing that for my blog! Hope you don’t mind…thanks for posting it!

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