Monday, December 28, 2009

To Give a Child a Family

Lately, there have been a couple families we know who are seriously looking into adopting from Ethiopia. It's so neat to see this happening. I heard the other day that there are about 140 million orphans in the world. It breaks my heart. We want to do something and we are, but there's only so much we can do. More is needed. More families, more parents, more money, more risk takers. So to see this happening...this passion spreading, is miraculous and beautiful.
I love being able to be a part of these future adoptions. Families have been coming to us asking advice, seeking information, wanting encouragement. It's awesome to be able to be a part of this because when we started our adoption process, we knew a couple families who had adopted from China, and this was such a blessing. Just to know someone else who had done it and to be able to go to them for info about different agencies and money, etc. was so helpful. Now, to be able to be that for someone else is just really cool.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress" James 1.27

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