What is your reason for not adopting?
~It costs too much.
~I'm too old.
~I want to raise my own family first.
~I don't know "what I'll be getting."
~These kids are "too messed up."
~I wouldn't know where to begin.
~I couldn't "love them as my own."
~It isn't my problem.
~I don't want to fill the pockets of a corrupt government.
I don't write this post with a sarcastic overtone, so I really do not want you to read it that way. I want it to be thought-provoking more than anything. I have heard every excuse I have listed, and some of them from Roger and me.
At what point does the excuse become disobedience? When we say "no" to God! He wants us to do something...you just have to figure out what that something is for you! The timing may not be right now for Roger and I to adopt because of the election, an uncertain future in the next few months, and expecting a baby, but we can still raise awareness for those who need a family. And someday...I look forward to adding more children to our family through adoption!
Please pray about what God wants you to do. Is there a child on the other side of the world, or in another state, or in your own county that God wants to place in your arms? Is there a family that desperately wants to adopt, but cannot figure out a way to raise the money, and maybe you can help? I can't tell you the answer, but HE can! Ask! And then obey!
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