Wednesday, April 2, 2008

YOU KNOW YOU'RE AN ADOPTIVE PARENT, IF...

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.

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. (& He does!)

9. You've taken an airplane half-way around the world (five times already) when you swore you'd never step foot on an airplane.

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

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.
(I saw this on a friend's blog and had to post it on mine. Thanks Tammy!)
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My sweet boys.
Just look at those cheesy grins.
Such handsome little dudes!

There's Shay with his devilish grin.
Reading a book together.
This didn't last long. So glad I got a few pics.

Sammy helping mom do the dishes
Not bad for 3-1/2 years old! He's hired!

3 comments:

Mary Ann said...

They are adorable together! Looks like they enjoy each others company! Toooo cute!

Heidi said...

Yep, I can identify with every single thing on that list! Cute pics of your boys!

Dewey & Stacey said...

I love the pics of your boys!!! Such handsome little guys. Better watch out in a few years you are going to have a stampede of girls knocking down your door.