Wednesday, March 19, 2008

YOU KNOW YOU'RE AN ADOPTIVE PARENT WHEN........

I saw this on another blog and thought it was so timely for what I blogged about yesterday...


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.

-Author unknown

9 comments:

PIPO said...

Well said...thanks for sharing that.

laurel said...

Wonderful!!

Jennie said...

Such a profound post. So so true, too. Thanks!

Donna said...

How true...thanks for posting this!

Joan said...

Absolutely Perfect.

Thanks!

Joan.

Emily LinDa said...

I saw this entry as well and loved it! Especially the last part. When people tell us how lucky our daughter is to be adopted I always think and say..."we are truly the lucky ones!" Wishing you a VERY speedy referral. Our neighbors have the very same LID so we are counting down with them as well:)

Ava's family said...

I LOVE this!!! This might just be showing up on my blog too. I have a few readers of my blog that could benefit from reading these...A few people that I think after all this time still think I'm crazy for wanting to adopt!

Stacey said...

I'm glad I found your blog:) I liked it too.

Made in China said...

Well done. So very true ...