These past few days have been quite a blur! The reality of us brining another daughter into our family has really hit me! Another precious little girl who will have a family, a crazy , loving family! We got travel approval and it took off from there..emails flying back and forth for flights, hotels, information overload! Notifying my work of the days I will be gone, husband talking with his work about his days off, it is all HAPPENING!!! We started the process of November 2014 and it was a creep, slow pace until now! Can you tell how excited I am?!!
This is our 3rd adoption and it is always the financial piece that seems to be the most difficult part of the journey! Rich and I did not choose to adopt to make our family bigger, or to have “children of our own”. The sole purpose of us adopting was we saw a need, a crisis in other countries where children who have special needs have NO HOPE, NO FUTURE, NO ONE TO FIGHT FOR THEM and to give them a CHANCE! We saw a crisis, in their eyes in the photos, we heard there personal stories, and watched as families returned and told us ” there are so many of them who need help!” How can we not as Christians, human beings do what we can to help these children?! Helping them comes in all kinds of forms for everyone, for us we knew we had room and we knew we had the medical insurance, and the knowledge to help a child with special needs. So helping came to us in the form of giving them a home and family! I say all this not because we are looking for a pat on the back and to say “you guys are angels”, because we are NOT. We are just like you and have our own fears, concerns and desires of our hearts just like anyone else does. We are not special angels, we are just two people trying to do what we can.
Adoption is SO COSTLY, SO expensive and to get to the point, Where we bring them home we do need help! I wish we could save them all, but I pray that when anyone makes a donation, they know they are Sowing a seed into this child’s future. Please know that our family has made many sacrifices ourselves to make this work. When we get home that is also a very hard time, because we are spent and spent our last dime on the adoption. The MOST IMPORTANT request I could ask is keep our family in prayers , before I leave, while I am in China and when we get home. I have seen many attacks on families during this part of the adoption, some that are just horrible , Cover us in prayers! Lastly, if you feel lead to help us save this little girls life, now is the time, we need help! Thank you to the many who follow our journey, who pray for us, share our posts, and donate. Your act of love does not ever go unnoticed and certainly God see’s your heart too! If anyone is interested in learning more about adoption, becoming an advocate for a family or child, message me and I will give you the information.
HERE WE COME EMMA!!!!!!