It has been said that adoption is more like a marriage than a birth: two (or more) individuals, each with their own unique mix of needs, patterns, and genetic history, coming together with love, hope, and commitment for a joint future. You become a family not because you share the same genes, but because you share love for each other.
(Joan works for Hopsctoch Adoptions Inc., they are who we are using to bring Ben home, and she is awesome!)
Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.
I’d rather regret the things that I have done, than the things that I have not done.
--- Lucille Ball
God sets the lonely in families.
--- Psalm 68:6
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.
--- Matthew 18:5
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
--- Lin Yutang
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
--- Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
Ships are safe inside their harbor. But, is that what ships are for ?
--- Thom Bishop, Wake up and dream
We are all pencils in the hand of God.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.