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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Adoption

Three minutes of your time, please. This video utterly breaks my heart. Of course, part of me thinks that if governments didn't try to make adoption so very difficult, this wouldn't be as big of a problem as it is! I personally know of people who would adopt but find the cost prohibitive. Anyway, we could argue in circles. Take a moment and watch the video if you would:



Videos like these will, I hope, cause you think about sponsoring a child through Compassion International. Think of it this way: even if you do not find yourself in a position to adopt a child yourself, you can give around $30 a month to a family so that they can afford to keep their children. We sponsor a child and that is exactly how I look at it - I'm providing a way for a family to stay together. As one of the mothers in this video said - she would LOVE to keep her child but can't afford it. Compassion International makes a way.

And our own home front - we are looking forward to bringing home our new son in about six weeks! We are beside ourselves with excitement and can't wait to start sharing lives with this new little blessing. Stay tuned!

Regardless of where you are at on the issue of adoption, the least you can do is pray for the children who are in need and want of homes.

5 comments:

Amy said...

So sad, Carrie. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I'm looking forward to reading about your new family member!

Marks of Faith said...

WOW! What a heart breaking situation. Praying for those little ones and their families.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thank you for sharing the video, Carrie. My heart breaks for the mothers who feel they have no hope or help to care for their children.

We currently sponsor 3 children through Compassion. In a year or two will add another child to that list - 1 for each of our own children.

Just today we received a new picture of the girl we sponsor. It's been about 1.5 years into our sponsorship and she just turned 6. I couldn't help noticing the difference in her eyes this time. In the first pic she is scared and overwhelmed. Now she is confident and hopeful. :)

I'd think that's well worth not having cable tv, eating out as much as I'd like to, and playing games at home instead of going to the movies!!

Lisa writes... said...

six weeks isn't long! So excited for you!

Ronnica said...

Yay for having your new son in your arms soon!

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