Wednesday, June 11, 2008

YOU KNOW YOU ARE AN ADOPTIVE PARENT WHEN:

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 the population adopted 1 child there would be no orphans in the world, is convincing 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 your adopted child's "real" parents.
7. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing where God calls you He will provide.
8. You have never taken an airplane ride half-way around the world with a child you just met.
9. You believe God's heart is for adoption.
10. 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.
11. You know what the word "Dossier" means, and you can actually pronounce it!
12. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.
13. 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.
-Author Unknown (Thanks Mendy!)

3 comments:

Mendy Twigg said...

Your welcome, Lisa, but the truth is I blogerized it from someone else. It is so true it needs to be shared. Congrats on your recent court date. You will have that baby girl in your arms before you know it.
Mendy

Rebecca said...

I like 8 and 13 the best. 8 because it is so true....what the heck are we all thinking...that is one long plane ride, but so worth it!! 13 because we truly are the ones that are blessed....I'm reminded everyday.
Eek....it's getting so close for you and Hermie...I can hardly stand it!!

DrewCareyShow said...

Hi Lisa! I think I might have missed your comment on the blog union! (it's getting blurry to keep up with!) So if I missed you, shoot me an email at careygrange@gmail.com, and I'll catch you up to speed! By the looks of your court date (wahoo!) there's a good chance you'll be in Ethiopia. Keep us posted! Oh, and your nursery is beautiful!