Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cheap Girls?

Yesterday I talked to the kids about my leap of faith that God is leading me toward updating my foster care home study to an adoption home study and beginning the journey of adopting, most likely internationally. I feel that He is whispering to me that there is a child that is meant to be a part of our forever family and that I need to be ready. If we were to get a foster placement, that could change, but right now, I’m trying to follow God’s voice.

So I spoke to the kids a little last night about it. Liam doesn’t “get it” and the conversation pretty much went over his head, but Olivia and Braeden were jumping up and down and yelling ,“Yes!” They are excited, to say the least. Then they took it upon themselves to discuss the gender of the child, first saying they wanted a baby sister, then firmly deciding on a baby brother. It was too cute!

This morning we woke up and the first thing Braeden said was, “Mom, let’s go adopt our baby boy!” All the sincerity and grins he could muster, it was so sweet! So I had to explain (again, I DID go over this yesterday but it must’ve gotten lost in the excitement), how it will take quite a while and that it is also pretty expensive and we’ll have to work together as a family to save money (This is where my biggest leap of faith is… Financially how are we as a single family home with a teacher for a parent…. Going to AFFORD this???!!! But, I believe with all I am that if this is truly HIS leading, then it will happen.) Braeden turned to me, with all seriousness, and said, “Are girls less expensive?” HILARIOUS! I did go on to explain that we weren’t buying a child, but rather that the paperwork and help we would need is what costs money. It was just priceless!


Molly said...

That is so cute! there are a ton of countries that would be LUCKY to have you. I will adopt internationally one day!

LOL!!! Good luck! :) My vote is for a baby girl, and thats only bc I want a baby girl! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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