Sorry I left you all hanging, but dinner was calling. My boys have great appetites! Anyway, many of you are probably wondering why we are adopting? Our journey started many years ago when my husband and I first got married. I had always wanted to adopt in that I felt there are so many children out there with no homes, so why not give them one. My husband on the other hand had no desire to adopt. He felt that we should have our own children and as I would bring up the topic up over the years he would list a 100 reasons why not to adopt. We had our children and when we had our last child Adelaide who is 16 months we felt that our family was complete. I mean 4 children is a lot. A lot of busy, a lot of stress, but a lot of love and happiness too! Then I started having the feeling that we should have another child, but it was not possible since I had my tubes tied when I gave birth to my daughter. Her birth was so difficult and dangerous. I really did feel good and had prayed that tying my tubes was what I was suppose to do. I didn't say anything to my husband. I thought he would think I was nuts. Then one day he said, "I wish we could have more." I just ignored the comment because I thought he wasn't really being serious. Then he said it a few more times and finally I answered him back with, "You know we can't have anymore. It isn't possible." Then I threw out the idea of adopting. At first he said no, but then later he came back to me and said I should look into it. Well, I knew exactly where to go because for years I had been following several blogs of families who had adopted from China. Before he could change his mind, I sent out several e-mails asking for more information from a few families and began researching on-line the process.
Why China? Well, after looking into all the possibilities of adopting from around the world we felt that China was the best fit for our family. Why not just adopt domestically? It just wasn't right for our family. Yes, there are many children here in the states who needs home, but as we prayed we just did not feel this was the direction we were suppose to go in.
I could quote you many scriptures that spoke to us as we prayed and searched our scriptures in coming to the conclusion that we should adopt, but I won't . Believe me there are many. I bet many of you don't know how many orphans are out there-millions! However, I am not here to give any one a lecture on how they should adopt too! I am just simply telling you how we came to the decision to adopt. Not everyone is in the situation to adopt and it isn't right for every family. It is for our family. We have the love, the room in our hearts to love someone who wasn't born biological to us, and we definitely have the room
What do the children think? They are totally excited to adopt and add a new member to our family.
So what is next? Well, we started this process a couple of months ago. We researched agencies and found one we are comfortable with and now we are in the process of completing a ton of paperwork. Stay tuned!