For this post I would like to invite anyone who would like to ask a question to go ahead... I will answer them in a post on the blog and not just in the comments.
This group of kids were the only ones home and they helped get the questions started and shared some of their answers too..
1. Why adopt from another country and not the US ?
Because there are not as many kids in the US. There is more of a chance for the kids to die in other countries. America has better programs and more money to help the kids here. The other countries do not care like they do here. Often in the other countries the orphans are the lowest of the low and no one there cares.....
Those were the answers from the kids... I agree with all of their answers and will add mine. Some of what we have observed in the other countries is criminal... and people would be held accountable for it in the US... Now we have done fostercare to adopt here... and we were not impressed with our system either... kids are kids ...no matter where they come from... and all children need a momma and daddy and a family to love them. I am not at all against adopting from the US. We just have been "called" to adopt the children we have . Maybe in the future we will adopt from the US.
2. Why do you adopt so many?
Alot of children need a momma and a daddy. You have a big heart for us. Because you love children and want to help them. Because God wants you to. The more kids you have the more joy you have and we know that God blesses you.
I love how they see us... and they are right. The Lord has again moved in our hearts to adopt this many. We have a deep, commited and strong faith... we believe that children are a gift from the Lord. We also believe James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this : to look after orphans..... We are also very pro life and believe all life is precious... so we have a heart for the special needs child.... None of this is out of a duty, or an obligation because we feel we are earning our way into Heaven...no this is a pure and delightful journey we have been on... one that gives us as much joy and happiness as the children. These children are the very breath of life to my husband and I... as long as we feel there is another child we can help we will keep adopting... unless the Lord tells us otherwise.