Monday, February 11, 2008

You Know You're an Adoptive Parent or Should Be One 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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I stole this from from Jana who stole it from Lisa and Shawn's Blog

7 comments:

crispy said...

Oh...God is tugging our heart strings in that direction. Pray that we will respond obediently.

Love the list.

Major Mom said...

Yep!

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Amen!

And you know you are an adoptive mom if just reading that gets you all emotional!

Fantastic Four said...

God made you all so much stronger than he made me! I don't know how you do it? I don't think I could!

Brandi said...

how sweet. . Although I'm SUPER thankful that this adoption didn't take 2 years!

Love ya,
Bran

adam said...

Wow. This far into the journey, it's amazing how many we relate to.

Kami said...

I love it!