Thursday, September 04, 2014

Children need families

My friend wrote a beautiful post about her son and their part in the miracle of his life. Before you continue, go and read it.

Seriously Blessed: Why Orphans Need Families

Did you read it? Good. Now take a look (again) at these two faces.

These two little girls need families, too. They need someone to love them and hold them and tell them it's OK, that they're not alone anymore. At least one of them is on the shared list. Do you know what that means? Her file is not with an agency. No one is actively showing her file to families. She sits on a list that is thousands of names long, defined by her birth date and her special need. Do you have any idea how difficult it is for a child to make it off the list and into a family? And so I advocate. Could one of these girls be your daughter? 

I will be the first to tell you that choosing adoption can be a difficult road, but the difficult roads often contain the most miracles. If you have an easy, comfortable life, miracles aren't really all that necessary, are they? 
And if anyone was playing along in the tears due to school betting pool yesterday, it turns out I know my children pretty well. I was spot on... two occasions of tears, by two separate children. One was over long-division and the other because a balloon ("Balloon-y") popped.

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