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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Precious Post

I just received the most uplifting message on Facebook from a sister in Christ whom I've never met "in real life". Aside from the personal encouragement she offered me, she sent the list below. I hope it reaches your heart like it did mine.
Thank you, Jessica!!!!!

You know you’re an adoptive parent (or should be) 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 have experienced the blessing of adoption.
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child’s “real” parents.
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.
9. You have ever taken an airplane ride 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!
13. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.
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.

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  1. I enjoy this list every time I read it--especially the one about how "lucky" our adopted kids are. I know our lives are much richer (and busier) now that Nadia has joined us.

    Love the new photos on your sidebar!

  2. My pleasure Nikki! I'm glad you posted it...I love reading it over and over :-)

    Glad to be a "cyber friend"! LOL!

    Jess :-)

  3. First of all, I love the new family photo!
    Second, thanks for sharing that. Someone had emailed that to me while we were in the waiting for a referral stage and it touched me so much as it did again now when I read it. I can't wait to adopt again!!!

  4. As a parent of an adopted child and in the process of adopting another one, this rings true on every count. Thanks for sharing. I had not seen this before.