Posts Tagged ‘Adoption’

A Realization

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I realized today as I showed Brandon the start of my journal that I was wrong about something. It really doesn’t take special people to adopt; it simply takes people obedient to the calling of God.

I watched a few more adoption videos today, several from China and a couple from Russia. I noticed some very dramatic differences. (more…)

Videos and Talks

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Often on the web one thing leads to another and takes us in very unexpected directions. Checking my email and reading my weekly parenting update led to clicking on a link for more information about I don’t even remember what. Once there I saw a link from a mother stating she had three children and was wondering if she should have a fourth. I was encouraged reading through the responses, very few “world over-population” scares, mostly encouragement and affirmation of the worth of children. One comment suggested adoption, which was not unusual given the topic, but they also included a link to a video montage of an Ethiopian adoption. (more…)

How God opened and moved my heart to adoption

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I’ve always said I was half-adopted. I came from my mother’s first marriage. My dad said that he chose me as much as he chose my mom. They married a week before I turned five and then my adoption was finalized when I was eight. I was definitely a daddy’s girl growing up and I wasn’t treated any differently than any of my siblings. Thus I grew up with positive feelings toward adoption and wasn’t ever closed to it. (more…)