An Orphan no More...Adopted and
This month is National Adoption Awareness month and in effort to promote adoption both domestic and international, I encourage you to search your heart and the possibility that God might be calling you and your family to adopt. His call may be faint, but please don't disregard it. Pray about it and God will guide your path. There are 147 million orphans in the world. As Helen Keller said, "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." Adoption may not be the best choice for your family, but there is something you can do. PRAY and if able, provide financial support to care for orphans. But most importantly, pray. We live in such comfort. Our homes are huge, with extra rooms and large cars with extra seats. What about you, do you have room? Maybe you have hesitations. I urge you to talk to someone who has adopted. There are so many options through adoption. Gender, age, nationality are just a few options that you can consider. A fellow blogger is advocating the adoption of an 8 year old boy from Ethiopia whose father was killed in a construction accident and his mother is unable to care for him. If are interested in adopting an older child, please visit her blog to get more information and to see photos. http://weloveourlucy.blogspot.com. God bless each of you and please remember our orphans!
I ask, Do you have room?