A few months ago, I saw an aging out girl on the waiting list. Nothing new, but this particular child stayed on my mind. A few weeks later, her file disappeared and I happily hoped she'd found her family. I was almost relieved - because THIS child tugged at my heart - and we're still recovering financially from our dual adoption a few years ago.
With six children - two in college, and four still to go, it doesn't make financial sense to adopt again. Hubby works hard and he is nearing retirement. Our home will need huge renovations soon - all our appliances, roof, even our downstairs air conditioner is nearing 20 years old. They can't live forever and they are certainly beating the odds! One upstairs bathroom shower overflowed into my dining room this week, necessitating big repairs, and Katie (along with Jenny) gets braces put on this month. We're tightening our belts to make ends meet.
Where do financial considerations end and does faith begin?
Because THIS week, THIS child showed up on the list again...And for lots of reasons, she looks like she belongs here. And for no reason at all, she stays on my mind more than all the others who are waiting.
I wish these kiddos weren't on the other side of the world, and I wish the bureaucrats, whose meddling has doubled the cost of adoption over the last ten years, would stay out of the adoption business. But wishing never accomplishes anything, and so this problem will be devoted to prayer. Please join me in praying for a loving family for this precious child, and pray that our will would align with Christ's in caring for the most vulnerable among us.