Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Older Child Adoption

I am going to share a wonderful story with you. I have a very dear friend who resides in Texas. Her name is Kim. She is married to a great guy named Joey and they have three children,an older daughter who is in college and their two younger children they adopted from S. Korea. Their family was complete or so they thought.
Kim works for a wonderful adoption agency in Texas. I believe around late November early December a young boy living in an orphanage in China was brought to her attention. He is handsome, smart, funny and clever. He was also 13. In China once you turn 14 you can not be adopted. Something inside of Kim told her that this young boy belonged to her family. Joey agreed. The young man was going to turn 14 on Feb 25, 2009. They had barley 2 months to gather the huge amount of paperwork, background checks, finger prints, travel plans and adoption fees it would take to adopt this young man. This task alone usually takes months for most. But they had a desire to bring this boy home by his 14th birthday and nothing would stop them.
On February 25th a handsome young man now named Connor landed in America with his new parents. It was his 14th birthday. He was also became a United States citizen that day.
His adjustment has been wonderful. His new siblings adore him and the feeling his mutual.
Why do I share this story? Because there are thousands of older children all over the world waiting to be adopted. They sit and watch couples come through the orphanage doors adopting the babies and toddlers but rarely does a couple come through for one of them.
Connor is very concerned about his best friend who is still in the orphanage. He turns 14 in November and Connor is hoping he will be adopted also.
Please share this story with anyone and everyone you know. Hopefully someone will realize this young man is who they have been waiting for.
You can email me if you would like more information.

Do not be afraid for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

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