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A child is waiting

Did you know . . .

~ There are 4.3 million orphans in Ethiopia alone
~ There are close to 100,000 orphans in the Ukraine
~ Many children around the world are social orphans, given up due to poverty, illness, or other

As you can tell, I have been reading a lot about orphans lately. After a lot of prayer, we have decided to begin the adoption process.  Although we had put it on hold for a number of months, we are seeking God's will in this process and will hopefully begin our home study before the end of this year. 

I seem to be drawn to the "Waiting Child" link on so many adoption agency websites.  A waiting child is often an older child, but can be an infant that are often hard to place due to physical or mental disabilities.  After doing a preliminary application through one agency, we have been able to view the "Waiting Child" listings.  And, I will admit it is so sad.  Many of these children are given up for adoption due to little things like a cleft lip/cleft palate or a deformed limb.  Yesterday, I saw the most beautiful photo of a little Chinese baby boy that is waiting for a home because of a simple limb deformity.

I will admit, it kept me up most of the night.  To see pictures of beautiful children that have been discarded because they are not "perfect" and are just waiting for a home; I wondered which of these children will be blessed to find an adoptive family.

And I wonder what God may be calling us to as a family as well.

Maybe there is a child waiting for us to bring him home . . .


  1. Do your boys know yet? I bet they are excited:)

  2. Kristi- We have mentioned it to the boys, but have not said much. The whole process may take three years, so we do not want to get their hopes up too soon!

  3. Wow!!!!! I truly believe you must be called to do this, I also believe God only chooses the best for this job!

  4. I am so excited for your family to begin this process. Foster children and adoption are something we are super interested in doing...once we stop getting pregnant ;)


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