I read a blog written by a family who has biological children and 5 adopted children. 2 of those kiddos are from Guatemala, 1 from Ethiopia and 2 from the US Foster Care System. Can you say, amazing people?! I have struggled some with the question of, "Why don't you just adopt one of the children in need from the US foster system? They are in desperate need and the process is practically free." I don't have a clear-cut answer to that question. I just know that God has pulled our hearts to Ethiopia. We are not closed off to the foster care system. As a school counselor, you bet I know that there are kids in need. I work with and against the system every week, and maybe that's why I am not compelled to dive into it at this time. Again, I don't have a fabulous answer (sure wish I did), all I know is that I know with my whole heart that Ethiopia is where we are suppose to go. I don't know how I know, I just do... Without further ado, here is the post (she explains it much more eloquently than I): http://buildingtheblocks.blogspot.com/2010/05/normally-i-dont-do-this.html
Enjoy the long weekend!!!!!!!!