Friday, March 28, 2008

You know you are an adoptive parent if...

I wish I could say that I came up with this, but I got it off another blog. However, every single one of these statements are so true for me! Here is also a picture from this week that was too cute not to share!

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 & 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. (A pretty amazing statistic. Also, of 240,000 Americans inquiring about foster adoption this year, only about 10,000 will follow through and become adoptive parents. Data compiled by Listening to Parents)
5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who’ve experienced the blessing of adoption.
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child’s “real” parents.
7. You’ve been “pregnant” with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.
8. You’d no idea how you’d afford to adopt, but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing He’d provide.
9. You’ve taken an airplane half-way around the world with a child you just met.
10. You believe God’s heart’s for adoption. See James 1:27 and Romans 8.
11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart & family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.
12. You know what the word “Dossier” means & you can actually pronounce it correctly!
13. You’ve welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.
14. You shudder when people say your child’s so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you’re the blessed one to have him or her in your life.
15. you are constantly asking the bookstores to carry a selection of children’s books that have stories where kids that look like yours are the hero’s.
16. when someone talks about addictions you quietly think in your head that have an addiction of your own- adoption!
17. your wallet is empty and your heart is full.


Mike and Molly Spivey said...

Hey Glas Family! We found your blog through the Hunters and are so excited to see where God has taken you guys! You can click on our name and see our blog and our journey with soon-to-be born twin boys!

Your children are precious! Great to see the updates!

Mike and Molly Spivey

Amy said...

I love this post! Wow, those statistics....

Suzanne said...

Hi Glas family,

My name is Suzanne Clark and you may remember my husband Rocky and I from Ninth and O. Baptist. We are currently adopting from Ethiopia and are trying to decide if we should get 1 or 2 children at the same time. What are your thoughts. One hesitation we have is obviously finances and the other that I will be working 2 days a week from 8-3. I would love your opinion.

Suzanne Clark