Thursday, April 17, 2008

Adoption

I spent a couple of hours yesterday looking at an international adoption blog. This lady Jill knows adopted 2 boys, one Ukraine the other Uzbekistan. All I can say is, WHAT A WOMAN! Wow. The things she went through, the hoops she jumped through, the highs and lows. Wow. Speechless. She has nerves of steel. I am embarrassed to admit that my fragile stress level could not endure a tenth of what she dealt with and still deals with. I got stressed just reading about it! Just reading about these beautiful children, struggling and sometimes suffering in an orphanage, broke my heart. I feel so helpless in these situations. While I would love to one day open my home to an adopted child, the bureaucracy of it is mind numbing to me. But I'm not entirely helpless. I really would love to do what I can to help these beautiful children of God. Having said that, Jill and her husband are in the process of adopting adorable twins from the Ukraine. They have the patience and the big hearts it will take to get these children into a stable home and avoid a lifetime of being institutionalized. I may not be at a place in my life where I can make the sacrifices necessary to give these children a permanent home, but I can surely help others to do it. Any financial contribution you can make will greatly be appreciated by the Pierce family. They are so excited to bring home their children and shower them with the love and attention they have been denied. I'm honestly not trying to pressure anyone into something they aren't comfortable with, but if you are looking for a great way to spend some extra money from tax returns or what have you, why not get a warm fuzzy feeling at the same time? It will make such a difference in the lives of these children to have a forever home.

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Jill said...

I just made an adoption blog specifically for our adoption journey:

http://foreverfamilyadoption.blogspot.com/

Thanks, Melisa, for your help in getting the word out!!! Love you!

Raina said...

That would be awesome to adopt! I have prayed for any direction in that. But I haven't gotten any definate answer. I only feel it isn't the right time.
I probably would do foster care first and then from there adopt. Just bec it is cheaper. But it makes me sad thinking that kids need homes.