I am so grateful to Rachel for sending me this. She and her husband are adopting two children at the SAME time, Jayden is from South America and Lillian is from Africa.
I was so touch by the sentiment in this video and it would be my very greatest wish for each child without a family that they too can find one, who will sing happy birthday for a hundred years and help to teach them the meaning of love. I know that for the 14 that are in my care this is most likely going to happen in the not so distant future. I am so grateful to the families who have the tenacity and patience to adopt. It has been one of my greatest blessings to experience Laura and Amanda's adoptions this past year. I thought you would also like to know that the adoption medicals were completed yesterday and all the adoption papers for Jade, Angel, Benjamin, Gabriel, Michael and Sarah were sent in. I know that there are six families that have no idea of the blessings that are waiting for them.
Rachel also sent this information: Here are some statistics about orphans that I received in an email from Voice of the Orphan (a group started by Steven Curtis Chapman, Focus on the Family and a few other Christian groups). In the U.S. there are over 118,000 children waiting to be adopted. In Asia, there are 87.6 million children without parents. In Sub-Sahara Africa there are over 43 million orphans. In Latin America and the Caribbean there are 12.4 million children waiting. Know you know.....may you heart be moved enough to go and do something about it or help in any way you can.
Love and laughter,