• Every Child Deserves A Family

    Date: 2014.04.13 | Category: Adoption | Tags:

    I always questioned if I was ready to adopt and then I realized no child is ready to be an orphan. – unknown

    Our family has been blessed over and over again by adoption.  I realize that not everyone is cut out to have a large family and to many our family looks a little crazy.  But if only you could see what I see when I look into the sunroom and see the littles playing so sweetly together.  If you could look in the backyard and see Hope riding her scooter, Gracie on her bike, and Jasmine on her powered wheelchair doing laps on the path in our backyard.  I hear the laughter and my heart is filled with joy.  I see the quiet play and I am content.  I am overwhelmed at this family that has been brought together by God and bonded by love.  It is truly a beautiful thing.  It can be hard and heartbreaking and the lack of sleep can be overwhelming but none of that comes close to what I feel in my heart every day knowing just how blessed I am.

    I realize that not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone can do something. You can pray, sponsor, advocate, and help spread the word.

    Today my something is to advocate.  Both of the little girls we are adopting were found by us on sites where someone else was advocating.  I saw Kelly’s picture and my heart was gone.  Many, many, many people have been advocating for her.  Hundreds of people have commented on my post about getting our PA (preapproval).  They have commented over and over again about praying for her.

    Today I want to do something for Kelly.  I can’t be there with her right now to hold her hand or comfort her as she waits so I want to advocate for her two friends at Agape Family Life House.  They have both been written about many times.  I have permission to share from another blog, Every Orphan Deserves A Family.

    There are many things that have been brought up in the news about international adoption and the issues with it.  While many things need to be fixed that doesn’t deter from the fact that many, many children will spend their lives in institutions wanting nothing more than to have a family.

    Candy would love to have a family.  What a beautiful girl.  Could she be your daughter?


    You can see a video and read more about Candy here.  BLOG ABOUT CANDY

    Or maybe God is calling you to a son.  Could it be Geno?  He ages out very soon and would love to have a family to call his own.  He has been praying for his family.  Could you be his family?


    You can see a video and read more about Geno here.  BLOG ABOUT GENO

    Prayerfully consider all that the Lord asks of you.

    “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”  John 13:17