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October 10, 2006

Chinese Orphanage

We have finished our initial application to be adoptive parents. There are so many things that I have not ever really thought about. Over our long wait I will share them as I can.

This picture starts to get at one thing that I have been forced to think of as I have prayed for the little girl that may have just recently been born or will be soon. In the Chinese process (normally, which of course things right now are not normal) the time from beginning of the process to when you go to China to officially adopt is about a year. The wait right now has been being a bit longer. The children are normally 9 to 12 months old. All that to say, about the time you start the process is near the birth of the child.

As I have prayed and realized that “our” daughter is being born and abandoned left to be cared for in a orphanage or at best in foster care. I have had to pray and ask for God to care for her, to keep her safe, to protect her health, to protect her spirit. I tell you that knowing there are those like her is a sad thing, something you hate is happening but not normally something that breaks our hearts. But when its a little girl that will/is your daughter. Destined to (If God allows)be a part of your family… knowing that she is beyond your care, that you can’t comfort her when she cries, that she along with all the other babies is alone… to think that I can’t rescue her while she waits for help is hard to even pray about.

God must look at his children who he knows will become a part of his family and be in anguish while they live out life prior to their being found by Jesus.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2006 10:37 pm

    What a great reminder to pray for all of the children who can’t help themselves.

    I too will be praying for your daughter.

  2. October 10, 2006 10:57 pm

    Beautiful baby girl
    Born into sadness and tears
    Comforted and held and
    Cared for by God
    To be loved by you for years…

  3. October 10, 2006 10:58 pm

    Can we all adopt her (After all, I did answer your application questions…)?

    Can she be our blog baby? 🙂

  4. October 11, 2006 8:21 am

    I can’t wait to meet her. She is a very lucky girl to have Kim and you and all those big brothers. Thank you for loving her.

  5. October 11, 2006 2:08 pm

    As I think of so many nurseries across the world and that one child will be so bless I am reminded of the little boy throwing the star fish back into the ocean. A man asks him if he really thought he could make a difference. His reply as he threw one back was, “Made a difference for THAT one.” Thanks guys for making a difference.

  6. October 11, 2006 3:35 pm

    For once I’m without words. I only feel sadness for all of those little ones and the one who will come to you. And I pray.

  7. October 11, 2006 5:24 pm

    All those babies in cribs break my heart!

    I am so excited about your baby girl–and I believe God can protect her while you are waiting to hold her!

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