The sound of the word brings pure joy to my ears.
To get started, I have an indescribable and horrible fear of childbirth. The story of a woman giving birth makes me cringe. I have never heard 1 good childbirth story. At least I am exposed to the realities of it.
But that also doesn’t mean I don’t want a child of my own (I would prefer a C Section). But I would like to only birth 1.
The rest of my family, as I have always dreamed, would be filled with children from all over the world and also in the United States. All of us under 1 roof!
There are so many children living in the world that do not have a mother or a father, a warm home to sleep in, or a place to feel safe and loved.
I desperately want to give that place to a child who longs for it. A child who may have been left abandoned by their parents, or a child whose mother couldn’t afford to keep them so she had to give them away, or a teenager who’s been in and out of foster care praying for someone to love them forever.
There are so many broken hearts from those who are young – I wish to mend them back together – piece by broken piece!I will pray with them to gain new strength in their new home.
You want to know what made me make my mind up on adoption? I visited the Dominican Republic to teach hundreds of young girls about Jesus, and I instantly felt like a mom to them all. I wanted to stay there, or to take them home with me.
My heart, literally, breaks for every child who doesn’t have the opportunity to feel loved, nurtured, cared for, and cherished.
I want to give that to them. To as many as God will allow me to.
Adoption is my choice. I am still young and I have time to prepare myself for the children who may walk through my door!
I do hope that God allows me the finances to adopt and then take care of them.
I guess we will see what his plans are for me in due time:)
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