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I don’t often dedicate an entire post to adoption…

I saw this on another blog …

Little did I know…Adoptive Parents
You know you are an adoptive mother (or you should be!) if:

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has ever 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 your 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 a 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 legacy’s 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 them in your life.

what is your thought???


2 Responses

  1. 15. You read the above and it made you cry.

  2. I don’t think it’s wrong to ask about the “real” parents but I don’t think I would ask in front of a child, that would seem insensitive. I am always curious if they are “real” orphans and if they were adopted because the mother was poor.

    I don’t believe God’s heart is for adoption because then I would be saying God wanted my heart to be broken.

    I hate it when adoption is compared to pregnancy and find it awful when abortion and adoption are linked together (not related to your list)

    I think I can agree wtih number 14.

    If 7% of Christians adopted a struggling mother then I don’t think there would be many “orphans”.

    Number 1. breaks my heart too. They have families somewhere, no child should feel like he or she has nobody. That one I agree with you too.

    Number 3. I can’t watch those programs without seething…well I try not to watch them.

    DNA should never be discounted, it has everything to do with family, after seeing my daughter as an adult I was blown away at how powerful DNA is.

    I guess I should never become an adoptive mother! I wouldn’t mind being a foster mother one day though.

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