Monday, February 27, 2012

are you missing someone?

I don't know if you have ever checked out Adeye's blog "No Greater Joy Mom," but recently she posted some disturbing facts and pictures which you can read about here, here and here.  Anyway, it got me thinking about all of the waiting children out there.  Before we adopted Luisa, I scoured every waiting child website, and photo listing I could find because I knew we were missing someone in our family.  Ever had that feeling? 
Well, I went back to many of the same sites the last couple of days and I must tell you, it broke my heart.  So many of the same children are still waiting!  Ugh!  I can't tell you how difficult it was to see the numbers H9-06 and the description of a little girl born in 06, that is still waiting for the right family to bring her home.  Luisa was H9-08.  It kills me that she was once a number, 

 she is so. not. a number. anymore.  She is a beloved daughter 
{and sister!}

  H9-06 is someones beloved daughter, they just don't know it yet! 

So many people say that they are not 'called' to adopt, which may or may not be true, I always want to say..."Have you asked God about that?"  But I never really dare to.... But, today, I am throwing out this challenge for you to..."ask God about that."  See what He has to say, it may take a while for a definitive answer, but I am certain that He will answer, and that answer may be that indeed, you are not called to adopt, but maybe, just maybe one of you will be given an affirmative answer and be blessed beyond measure by adoption.  
I am going to start advocating for some of these waiting children in the hopes that someone out there may be their lost mommy or daddy.  If you would like any info on adoption, please feel free to email me, I have received several of these types of emails and I always make it a priority to answer them!

 Psalm 68:6 God sets the lonely in families...  Are you that family?


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh that is so depressing. Please Lord help them all, let them feel your love!!!!

Jodie said...

I am pretty sure H-09-06 has a family, she was listed as matched right after we matched with our daughter, but I think some of the other sites are outdated, she is no longer listed on CHSFS's site. The other little girl who's file was recieved at the same time ours was was also match right after, I think the family will be traveling this spring. It is hard to look at the waiting lists are realize how long some of them have been waiting for their families to find them....

Stacy said...

Oh Jodie I am so glad to hear that! It makes me so sad to see them wait.

Jodie said...

Hope you don't mind me posting, but there a 5 waiting precious angels from Colombia that really need a family! Contact either Stacy or I and we can tell you how blessed we have been and get you in touch with the agency!
Children available: 2 boys born in 2003, one boy born 2008, one boy born 2009 and one girl born in 2004