Monday, January 18, 2010

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

I saw this on someone's blog a long time ago. I wanted to post it with the prayer that it might encourage someone who has already adopted, but just as importantly, might motivate someone to take the plunge and adopt. I can promise you that God will give you whatever you need. The orphan has his heart.

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 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've experienced the blessing of adoption.
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about your adopted child's "real" parents.
7. You've been pregnant with your adopted child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 yrs)
8. You had no idea how you'd afford to adopt, but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing He'd provide.(& He did!)
9. You've taken an airplane 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 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!

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