I kind of cringe when I hear people refer to "adopted" children; I don't like the ring to it that differs between adopted and biological children. In spite of Haiti's law (that only counts biological children and not previously adopted children,) once the child is yours, they count every bit as much! I read this quote this morning from Voddie Baucham that I loved -
Our children all came to our home in different ways, but the end result has been the same. We do not have "adopted" children; we have children who happened to join our family through adoption (hence we say they 'were' adopted and never say the 'are' adopted).
On a different note, I just got an email that Aunt Deb flies home from Haiti tonight. Unfortunately, (for us anyway) she leaves for Peru tomorrow. We look forward to actually having her back in Virginia in two weeks.