Saturday, January 20, 2007

Why Adopt Internationally?

A common question that my wife and I get asked is why we are adopting internationally when there are so many kids right here in the US that desperately need a family.

First of all, we firmly believe that any child without a family NEEDS a family. We loudly applaud families that open up their doors to any child that is in need of a home.

In our specific case, my wife and I have been fostering for about four years and have had multiple children pass through our home. We would have loved to been able to adopt kids this way, but it just did not work out for us. The kids we had in our home have all moved on from us. We also came to realize that all of the children in our local children services "system" have food, clothing, and shelter. In addition, they will receive an education and have instant access to some of the finest medical care in the world. Over time, since it did not work to adopt any of these children, our hearts were drawn to the children in need in Africa.

If you are thinking about adopting, that is fantastic! Providing a home for a child in need is an incredible thing to do. Should you adopt domestically or internationally? As you dive in, we trust the path will become clear to you as it did for us.

1 comment:

Doug Russell said...

Great work... I love the video. The honesty of a child can be so refreshing.