YOU KNOW YOU’RE AN ADOPTIVE PARENT IF…

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep.

2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love & family.

3. You can’t watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.

4. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who’ve experienced the blessing of adoption.

5. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child’s “real” parents. (This one actually doesn’t bother me. My kids know who their ‘real’ parents are….I think)

6. You’ve been “pregnant” with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth. (well….8 month wait for one and 11 month wait for the other doesn’t really count…)

7. You’d no idea how you’d afford to adopt, but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing He’d provide.

8. You’ve taken an airplane half-way around the world with a child you just met.

9. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart & family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.

10. You know what the word “Dossier” means & you can actually pronounce it correctly! (And ‘apostile’…that one was OUR biggie.)

11. You’ve welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

12. You shudder when people say your child’s so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you’re the blessed one to have him or her in your life.

(found this on someone else’s blog…thought it was pretty neat.)

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2 Comments on “YOU KNOW YOU’RE AN ADOPTIVE PARENT IF…”

  1. Akinogal Says:

    See Please Here

  2. Jan Says:

    Wow. I am so glad you posted this. Sometimes I become overwhelmed with the responsibility I have chosen to take on with my two, but reading your blog always uplifts me. I was so glad to hear about your TV production. You’re amazing!!


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