Since we have announced that we are adopting we have gotten a lot of well meaning “whys?”
In the United States alone there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system, out of those, 100,000 are adoptable. Worldwide there are currently over 153 million orphans.
In China, there are not foster parents but orphanages. When children are born with physical or mental ailments in China they are often considered bad luck by the families because of a strong belief in feng shui. Instead of receiving proper medical care they are abandoned, not to bring disgrace to the family. If these special needs children are discovered, they are brought to orphanages. Medical care does not await for these children at the orphanage. Due to a lack of financial resources, they struggle daily with medical conditions that can be treated easily in the United States.
While orphanages and foster care are helpful solutions to children in need, it is not what God intended when He created families. “God sets the lonely in families” Psalm 68:6. God created families to nurture and raise children, to show them His love. As children, we learn about God’s love through our parent's love.
Today, Daniel and I start our Give 5 campaign. Please consider partnering with us to help unite our family.