Hello!! It sure has been a while since my last post! Our family was hit hard with a horrible cold that was going around. We were all down for a week and a half, and just when I thought I was getting better it turned into a severe ear infection! I still can't hear out my ear (which makes for an interesting time when 5 kids are all trying to talk to you!)
Last week we had one of our adoption support groups, and as always it was great fun! We were all chatting about the recent closure of the only Christian Adoption Agency in our province and started to half joke about starting our own adoption agency one day. As some of you may know I am currently enrolled in school to become a social worker, and somehow the tiny little joking comment hit me. The very reason I wanted to become a social worker was to somehow offer free homestudy's whenever possible for the adoption process, to help with the mounting adoption fees that parents currently face. I was thinking small. This new idea however, has made me inspired! Why couldn't we open up an adoption agency? We are all passionate adoption advocates and I will talk about adoption any chance I get! I don't know. I am only thinking out loud at this moment. I wouldn't even know where to begin to do such a thing, although I am sure through the next few years as I work on my social work degree that I will make a lot of great contacts in the adoption community through our adoption ministry and such. For now one step at a time, and I will wait to hear what the Lord calls me to do, but I am definitely intrigued. It has definitely got me thinking! There are just soooo many days where I wish I could do more. I wish I could advocate for every child out there. I wish I had a powerful preaching ability to convince more people to adopt. I wish the process for adoption was so much smoother for those enduring it. I wish these poor, innocent children were not in need of a home in the first place! Such a large problem we as Christians are responsible for, and I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming, but one day at a time and one little step at a time and I know huge changes will occur! Praying each and every day for the cause of the orphan, and for all of God's children to know the love of a forever family!