Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You Know You're an Adoptive Parent If ...

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

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 & 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've experienced the blessing of adoption.

6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child's "real" parents.

7. You've been "pregnant" with your adopted child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 years!)

8. You had no idea how you'd afford to adopt, but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing He'd provide. (& He does!)

9. You've taken an airplane half-way around the world with a child you just met.

10. You believe God's heart's for adoption.

11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart & family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.

12. You know what the word "Dossier" means & you can actually pronounce it correctly!

13. You've welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

14. You shudder when people say your child's so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you're the blessed one to have him or her in your life.
Kayden Faith, DOR August 5, 2004, In our arms forever September 22, 2004
Kambry Hope, DOR February 1, 2007, In our arms forever April 2, 2007
Kaeleb Jon, DOR August 6, 2007, In our arms forever March 3, 2008

6 comments:

Kimi said...

I love your post...I might have to swipe it and put it on my blog, if you don't mind.

Keep posting...I love your blog,
Kim

Anonymous said...

I could relate to all your comments especially the one about stepping out in faith.

Thanks for sharing.
Diana; grateful mother to Emily, Catherine and Natalie Grace (but for the grace of God we could not have stepped out in faith)..

Sherri said...

This is so true.

I think I could keep on adopting every year. Unfortunately, my hubby says he's about a half a baby over his limit!

I enjoy reading your blog!

Sherri

David, Shelly and the girls said...

I must fit because I cried just reading your post today!!! We have GOT to get together....I think we could change the world!!!!! Or do our darndest trying.
Shelly Cline

Mark and Lori said...

Amen Sister, Amen!

Elaine said...

Connie we must be on the same thought pattern. I posted some stuff on my blog last night.
Elaine

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