Sunday, July 20, 2008

"God Made It Easy"

If you are interested in Ukrainian adoption stories, you MUST read this one. If you are working on an adoption, and the hassles are getting you down, go back to it.

Here is a snippet:

"Would you like to meet her?" our translator asked. Chris nodded. One of the women in the room left to find the girl.

I realized at that moment there was no turning back. How could a couple introduce themselves to a child and then reject her? That would be heartless.

The door eased open. Tanya was, as they described, gorgeous. Someone in the room instructed her to sit down. She hung her head, her cheeks flushed with embarrassment.

One look at Chris and I knew she would be our daughter. If it's possible to see the moment someone falls in love, I had watched it happen.

Through an interpreter, we inquired about her interests. One of the handful of people in the room asked her about her dreams for the future.

"I want a family," she answered, barely above a whisper.

A Chosen Family: Where Love, Longing and Need Meet
By Kim Hone-McMahan
Beacon Journal, Akron Ohio
May 11, 2008

1 comment:

MamaPoRuski said...

I love this post! Our son told our facilitator's boy "Every child in the orphan house dreams of the day when Mama and Papa come bring them home."