Thursday, October 22, 2009

You Know You're An Adoptive Parent When...

You Know You're An Adoptive Parent When...
1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep.(Many,many nights)
2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love and family. (every time i look at Jordyn and Jailynn)
3. You can't watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing. (had to stop watching...too heart wrenching)
4. The fact that, if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child there would be no orphans in the world, is convicting to you. (Too True...)
5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who have experienced the blessing of adoption (lots and lots of free time...also looking at waiting children pics on adoption sites...ever heard of RainbowKids?)
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child's 'real' parents. (Am I not real enough?)
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. (So far we did it two times and thinking about starting the third time...gulp, and double gulp!)
9. You have ever taken an airplane ride half-way around the world with a child you just met. (twice so far!)
10. You believe God's heart is for adoption. (No Doubt about it!)
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. (Very much so)
12. You know what the word 'Dossier' means, and you can actually pronounce it!(had to put it together on)
13. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.(more than once...and it is very scary)
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.(blessed,blessed,and then some!)-Author unknown
Ok...this is a repeat...but it is just so true. I love reading this because it is so true. What more can I say! I have found my purpose in life and that is being a mother to my children. And maybe one more if we can convince the agency and SW ;)...more on that later.


Aus said...

Afternoone Melanie - just followed your link from out blog - thank's for following!

So you made the decision? Let me say it this way - you know from our place that we are dedicated adoptive parents - and so are you guys! So - I'll offer a prayer for guidance for you guys - and leave the rest in His hands - OK?

Hugs - and excited for you guys!

aus and co.

Shanti said...

Hi, there! I just responded to your comment on my blog, in case you're interested!

The Byrd's Nest said...

#4 is so true. Great list! Have a blessed weekend;)

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