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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?"


dnmakinson said...

You and Jerry are amazing! I remember when we first met you, and you talked about adopting many children. It is fun to see how God is bringing it all together. Heidi

Sarah said...

amazing! And congratulations! :)

Amanda said...

HELLO SIMON!!! Can't wait to meet him! :)

D.Kimsey said...

Well, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't go get him. Of course, that's easy for me to say. I just have to WATCH your children grow up. I will be praying for him and others you may bring back.

Christel and Family... said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!! I WAY agree with your title... and Why wouldn't we!? :)

We returned in December with two girls... and we are currently looking for our next one (or two). i am so glad to see that we are not the only ones!! :)

Yay Yay Yay!!! So exciting!!!


Christel and Family... said...

ps... i know of a precious little girl waiting in Xi'an... in case you are interested... :) Oh she is so sweet!!! She is 5 now...