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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why Wouldn't We ?

This is Simon. He is ten years old and according to the paperwork we received "loves peformances and often sings and dances". Does that sound like he might just fit in to our family ?

At our age, every time we adopt we are pretty sure it is for the last time. It took a year after Andy's adoption before we could even discuss going back for Dominic who had finally become available. We brought Rosie home with Dominic because we were pretty sure it would be our last opportunity to give a child a family. The serendipitous thing about their adoption was how easy it has been. Although far from perfect, I have four new loving affectionate children. I am hugely grateful.

So we began to think, if we could adopt again, Why Wouldn't We? Did you know that people don't adopt boys? It's true. Everyone wants cute little girls. Waiting child lists are filled with boys who are never chosen. So, on paper, we chose Simon and China has given us preliminary approval. But in Truth, God chose Simon before the foundation of the world, to be part of our family (as He did us, to be part of His) and we are so excited !

Now the only question is - "Will he be coming home alone?"