In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

You'll be Amazed that it's 2013 When You Read This...

I have read this adoptive Mom's blog for some time; they have a heart for the orphan. While their initial plans were to bring home two children from China, it has grown to #12 and #13 coming home soon. Her blog post today astounded me - what it wrong with people? While I wish I could say I can't imagine; I kind of can. We were met with a small sample of her experience back in 2006 by the homeschooling community that we were part of when we brought Tori home.


Unrelated picture - from Ethiopia


  1. We visited their family on our cross country road trip this summer. They are the sweetest kids, with amazing, wonderful parents. It truly broke my heart to read this on Jean's blog last night.

    Thanks for posting this. It is just.so.wrong.

    We, too, faced some serious racism when we brought our children home from Ghana 5 years ago. But, nothing like this . . .


  2. So sad! Children are treasures, every single one of them. :(