Adoption!!! i cannot help it....the word brings a smile to my face and a calmness to my heart! this post will be short and wholeheartedly raw.
As a child blessed by being adopted, i am forever grateful to my wonderful parents. I was not an easy child to raise. i struggle/ed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). For those who do not know, RAD is a disorder formed when a child is not granted its basic needs of affection and nurture. I spent about 5 months in an orphanage in Romania. I know very little about this time other than what i have been told from my parents. As a fairly rare condition, my parents spent the time and resources they needed to find healthy and resourceful treatments to remedy this condition that so many foreign orphans suffer from. But God is faithful, and though the pain of the unknown still exists in my life, i know He who Created the World is Greater than he who is in it.
Today i have the opportunities to advocate for those without a voice, to show mercy to the mothers who aren't ready and to the love on the children who deserve it unconditionally.
So often fear holds couples back from choosing to adopt children abroad, (that and frequently closed borders). But what if we gave that doubt to the Creator, and promised to listen to Him? Would he not deliver us through the storms, quench the fires and let us stand stronger at the finish line?
Don't Doubt....Adoption is Loving!
"Love is Patient. Love is Kind"