Monday, February 25, 2008

12 Months and Counting...

Today, Februay 25, 2008 marks the 12 month or 1 year anniversary of my Log In Date (the date China officially received my paperwork). Last year this time I thought I'd be much closer than I actually am at this point. At times the situation in China with wait times is scary and frightening. I cling to the hope that China has never in the past not granted children to those who were logged in or 'in line' with the CCAA (China Center of Adoption Affairs). So with patience and prayers I believe I will one day meet my daughter.

You Know You Are an Adoptive Parent or Should be When......
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 and 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 have experienced the blessing of adoption.

6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child's "real" parents.

7. You have ever been "pregnant" with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 years!)

8. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing where God calls you He will provide.

9. You have ever taken an airplane ride half-way around the world with a child you just met.

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

11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart and family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.

12. You know what the word "Dossier" means, and you can actually pronounce it!

13. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

14. You shudder when people say your child is so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you are the blessed one to have him or her in your life.

Author Unknown(copied from a blog that copied it from another blog that copied it from another blog.....)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

12 months and counting...sounds familiar. I hope you don't mind me tagging along on your blogging adventure. We need to keep reminding ourselves every day brings us one day closer to our daughters.

Missy Owens
LID group 298

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