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, July 30, 2011

Adoption Quote

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.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you have ever heard of Russell Moore. He has written "Adopted for Life". He often talks about the fact that "adopted" is a past tense verb. And that while it is nothing to be ashamed of or shied away from, he does not introduce any of his sons that were adopted "this is my adopted son, so-in-so" any more than he would introduce his son born premature as "this is my premature son, so-in-so". He is not trying to hide the fact that his son was premature, but it is not relevant at the introduction and is not a defining characteristic of his son.