Friday, December 3, 2010

(THIS IS NOT) A Cautionary Tale of Woe

I would just like to take a second to let you know where we stand on adoption.  I have said things along this line before, but I would like to bring it up again now that unless something radical changes, we have lost our youngest daughter.  

Adoption is a beautiful way to build families.

It is a wonderful and lovely institution.

We believe that to be true of adoption in all of its forms.

One of my fears all along has been that readers of this blog or people that hear our story would shy away from adoption.  Since it is an unknown to most people they might be inclined to latch on to our story as a deterrent.  Well you do not have my permission to do that with this story.  In every life circumstance terrible things can happen.  I don't know anyone who has decided not to try to become pregnant because someone they knew had a miscarriage.  I don't know anyone who has decided having children isn't worth it because of the possible heartache of childhood illness.  I don't know many people who refuse to ride in cars because they are aware that car accident fatalities exist.  My point is that the wrong thing happens sometimes, but please don't be scared of the institution at large because you know our story.

Adoption was never a second rate option for us or a last resort.  We consider it as good in every way as bearing biological children.  We were parents that needed children who got together with children that needed parents.  I would encourage anyone who is interested in the same to pursue adoption as a wonderful way to grow their family.  

I just wanted to communicate our position.

Thanks for listening.



Jami Nato said...

preach it, sister!

Linnea said...

How are things going? Do you still have your baby girl? I am praying. I dont think anyone would not adopt after hearing your story, it is full of compassion, love and faith and HOPE. be blessed

LA said...

I know I do not know you- but I have been following your story and blog for a while now. I just wanted to say I agree with your statment and passion for adoption and that I am praying fervently for you, for your family and for the protection of Wavy's heart.

Kelsey said...

We love you guys! Just checking in on your blog to look at sweet pictures of your sweet daughter as I pray for a lamb for her tonight! Oh Lord, be CREATIVE and give us that "radical change" that we are hoping for!

Jackie said...

Praying for you with all our hearts, M. Thank you for your inspiring message of hope and love. Chris and I are continually praying for you, M. and your precious girls. We've taken your petition to the depths of our hearts. xo

Jess said...

GREAT post! Thank you. Perfectly said.

Sherrie Reusch said...

This is so well-said and so very wise. I couldn't agree more "we consider it as good as bearing biological children". My husband and I still advocate for adoption, and we have gone through 2 failed adoptions. We are praying for you guys!!!