Adoption.If you are thinking, praying, in the process, waitng on a referral, have a referral or waiting for that long awaited travel call I would like to take this time to give you some encouragement. Even if this is not your first time to adopt, you still need encouragement!
We all know that Gods timing is perfect. He knew this was all going to take place a long time ago and He knew all along the day your precious child/children would come home. But we are human and even knowing this information doesn't always make the journey easier. We have waited so long to hold our precious child and the wait is excruciating. But that day will happen and when it does and that precious little one is placed in your arms you are going to forget the paperwork, the wait, everything. Those things are no longer important. What matters is that you have your child.
The things we want most in life usually take the most faith, patience, perseverance and prayer. If we want it bad enough, nothing will stop us. Adoption is not an easy journey emotionally or financially. It will try every emotion God gave us. But once you receive that long awaited, precious picture of you child you know it was all worth it.
Adoption is changing all the time. The rules, the requirements, the cost, but the one thing that doesn't change is the fact that there will always be orphans and those that can be adopted should be and for whatever reason those who can not be adopted should not be forgotten and we need to find ways to show them we care.
So, wherever you are in the adoption process keep your sight on not only where this journey is taking you but who is waiting for you at the end of it.