Monday, February 18, 2008

Oh So True


YOU KNOW YOU ARE AN ADOPTIVE PARENT or SHOULD BE WHEN:

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep.


2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love and family.

3. You can't watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.

4. The fact that, if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child there would be no orphans in the world, is convicting to you.

5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who have experienced the blessing of adoption.

6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child's "real" parents.

7. You have ever been "pregnant" with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 years!)

8. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing where God calls you He will provide.

9. You have ever taken an airplane ride half-way around the world with a child you just met.

10. You believe God's heart is for adoption.

11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart and family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.


12. You know what the word "Dossier" means, and you can actually pronounce it!

13. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

14. You shudder when people say your child is so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you are the blessed one to have him or her in your life.


-Author unknown


I took this from my friends blog and like her I will add my own number(s).


15. You understand what it means to look into the eyes of your child on a computer screen and KNOW you are her mommy without anyone human telling you that.


16. You get excited over words that are known by initials that only other adoptive mommas can keep straight. LOI, PA, LID, TA, HS, CCAA
17. You have witnessed true miracles take place with husbands who said NO MORE CHILDREN but then they to looked into the eyes of their daughter and listened to God's voice, which thankfully was louder than the human doubt of themselves.
18. You can instantly make friends with someone you just met whose daughter "looks" like yours simply by asking, "hey, ever been to Guangzhou?"
19. Your arms can ache for a child that you did not feel kick inside of you or feel growing in your stomach, but most certainly grows in your heart.
20. You forget which children are adopted or birthed and are amazed how exactly like you they ALL are!

3 comments:

Robin said...

Love the "Karate Kid"! :) Also love your additions...they are SO true! Amen sister!!!

Robin said...

Aww...just noticed the Bloggy Friend Award! Thank you for thinking of me! I'm so glad that we met! The adoption community is the best!!!!

Our Family said...

I like this list. Your additions are great! Tracy