Thursday, November 5, 2009

??? Questions???

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.

7 comments:

Tony and Dawn said...

nk you for this post and the one below. We get many of the same questions. When people ask why we adopted or why we chose Russia, my answer is "God told us too." I wish I could say I listened to God's voice more often, but I can't - I have just as many faults as the next person. God Bless -

soontobemomof9 said...

This is more a personal question, but I really want to know! How many bedrooms are in your house? :)

Do any of your children really struggle with being in such a large family?

Hevel said...

I have more than one...

Does Abraham live on his own or at home? (No idea why that question popped in my mind!)

Have you considered any other countries for adoption besides the ones you have adopted from?

How do you manage individual time with each of the children? That is one of my greatest concerns about the adoption journey we are on.

lady bug said...

I read your blog every day. I know that God has called me to adopt. I would love to adopt from the ukrain. My husband and myself make a modest living that could comfortably take care of a child and we do not care about minor disablitys. I am almost embarassed to ask this but how does anyone every afford 50,000 dollars to go overseas. I am a christian and believe god will provide if this is his call. I see you take care of so many and I am almost ashamed of myself. I know i could provide once they were home but how do you get them to begin with. I really love your blog it inspires me every day.

lady bug said...

I know that I just ask a question but I have one more. I would love to see on your blog some of your parenting techniques. I am sure this a great skill that you could teach.

soontobemomof9 said...

I hvae another question: Do you have trouble finding a social worker to approve your adoptions? Esp. of 2 children at once? This seems to be a common problem. What are some things you feel should be present in a home to not only raise a large family, but to adopt more than 1 at a time?

carol said...

you're awesome