Mama, we need to go get another little boy for our family.
Jude wants us to add to the Crazies as if it were picking up a loaf of bread from the grocery store. Jude is mimicking what he hears Papa and I talk about. (Insert the sound of a record needle screeching here.)
Yep, we've been talking and praying about adopting again.
Nope. As much as I'd like it to be, yes just isn't what we're hearing for an answer. We are not starting another adoption journey... yet. Or at all. Or right now. Or whatever. Or something like that.
So what's a gal to do with a cause that she so believes in? 'Cause once you set foot in the orphanages and you see the children who are waiting, and see their eyes looking at you, once you see them you can never go back. You can't un-see them. You can't un-imprint the mark they leave on your heart. They live there everyday with no mama to call their own and few prospects. Hundreds of millions of them are out there without a forever family to wrap them up in their arms and call them her own.
Maybe we will hop on the adoption roller coaster again someday. Maybe not.
Until then, there's something I felt I needed to do.
Have you seen the new button over there on the side bar?
Many agencies and other sources make orphan profiles publicly known, in hopes that a family might come forward to adopt a child. But these sources are scattered all over the internet. I felt a need to consolidate these lists into one place so that potential families could more easily access the photolistings of the waiting children. So I set about doing lots of research and reaching out to anyone who could help add to the list. So here it is! Click on the pic (over there on the sidebar) of this sweet cutie pie who used to be one of China's 700,000+ orphaned children, to see the list!
I intend to keep this list current. I'll change it as time passes and more lists will be added or removed.
So come on over! Any ol' time! The link to the list is gonna stay put over there on the sidebar. And if you think God may be telling you it's time to start looking, go ahead and look at the beauties that are waiting for their forever family to find them. Beware, there are some amazing children that will be looking back at you!
And if you're so inclined, please add this button to your sidebar so that more folks can see these amazing wonderful waiting children of China. You never know... maybe just one more child will be united with their forever family!