Thursday, January 31, 2008


As a huge adoption advocate, I saw this on another blog and thought I'd share this....

You know you are an adoptive mother if...

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has ever 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 your 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 a 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 legacy's 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 them in your life.


sara said...

wow. I can already identify & I'm not even an AM (YET!!) But oh my heart is SO ready & SO open!! Bring it on:)

Anonymous said...

What about adding this one...When someone asks 'Is she adopted?' and you look at them dumb-founded and wonder 'How did they know?' before you realize, 'Oh yeah, we don't look alike, do we?!'

Hope all is well with you guys. Leah's new room is looking really cool!

Quick question for you...did you send a camera to the orphange and get any pics of Shea back? I'm starting to finalize her lifebook, and want to make sure I have as many of those pics as possible. Let me know when you get a minute!


Leslie said...

So very true Melissa. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

I have seen this a few times and it always grabs me each time I read it!!

Thanks for sharing!


Nicole said...

All of these are so very true. My name is Nicole and my two children are now angels in heaven. Instead of going through the heartbreak of a miscarriage again, I've decided at the age of 24 to wait and pray for my daughter that I will adopt as soon as I'm old enough to from China, which is not until 2014. But, I will wait, patiently for my little one. Just as you waited for Leah and are waiting for baby Kate.

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