Category «Adoption»

Questioning The Value of a Child

value of a child questions

  If you have more than two children, you’ve probably been asked, “Don’t you know what causes it?” If you have more than three, you probably heard it several times. If you dare to push the cultural norms with more than four children, you probably hear it ALL THE TIME as people question the value of …

How Quickly Our “Now” Can Change -FMF

Now. I read the topic for today’s Five Minute Friday then turned toward my children as they finished the happy ending end of a movie. I was thinking of writing about Christmas or of the feeling good family time. Then I heard our adopted daughter tell her sister, “I want China Mama. I don’t want to stay …

Three Mothers and a Birthday

November is National Adoption Month. If you know anyone who is passionate about adoption, you may see posts of happy families celebrating time together, pictures of lonely children who are still waiting for a home, statistics citing the vast numbers of orphans around the world, prayers of families who are eagerly waiting for a child …

I Would Have Despaired Unless . . .

I wish I could say that my faith stayed strong through this whole adoption journey, but many times over the last 19 months I came close to despair. It was only the Lord’s goodness that gave me hope. And, as always, His goodness has come through. Right now, I am sitting in the Dallas Fort …

Happy New Year’s, Eve!

  January 1st has a new meaning for us this year that will be a part of our New Year’s celebration for the rest of our lives. Our baby girl Eve turned 4. This is her last birthday celebration away from home. In a couple short months, she will be in the arms of her …

An Orphan’s Last Birthday

  Today, on the other side of the world, our little girl turned five. There are so many things I wish I knew about this special day.* I wonder. . . Did she wake up this morning feeling well and excited about beginning the day? Was she dressed warmly enough with her blond hair brushed …

The Post I Hope My Social Worker Never Reads

Today is one of those days when I said to my husband, “No one in their right mind would ever allow us to bring another child into this family.” And for a little while, I meant it.

Jesus Is in the Waiting

Wait. Wait. . Wait . . . It’s one of my least favorite words, but one we hear often in our walk with Christ. God is sovereign. His timing is perfect. He knows what He is doing. He has a plan. His plan is best. Trust Him. Yes, these are the words I tell myself. …

The fatherless/the Fatherless

My heart hurts tonight for the fatherless. For my little girl and all those like her across the ocean who live in tidy orphanages with predictable routines, multiple “mamas,” and “good” institutional care. For others beyond US borders whose orphanages are quiet because no one will answer, and where toddlers live with the constant stench …

12 Cents from the Heart

  Ever since we made our adoption journey public, one little girl has been faithfully giving to help bring our daughter home. A couple times a month, Darcee, age 8, hands someone in our family a dollar, a few coins, or an envelope with a few bills. Most recently it was 12 cents.