Saturday, September 8, 2012

Why China?????

I have to say I have been shocked at some of the reactions from other brothers and sisters in Christ about our adoption from China. Some with some very negative attitutudes towards why we adopted there and not domestically. The question Why would you go to another country when there are plenty of children to be adopted here in the U.S.

In my shock and sadness of heart I challenge you who think this way, are any children around the world less to God and furthering his kingdom? Do you question a missionary when they are going to another country to further God's Kingdom or do you support and pray for them. Adoption from another country is no different than a missionary being called to a certain place. The reason WHY is because God called us to China and going anywhere else would be out of God's will for our family.

I also ask and challenge those judging our family and other adoptive families.............What are you doing to help the orphan other than tear down those that are trying to help and do what God calls their families to do.

James 1:27 says this...................... Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Pure Religion is to help the orphan. One is not greater than the other............all God's children are important but it is to each family to decide God's leading where they will go to help the orphan. I just beg and cry out to the brethren not to be so judgmental to those who have adopted, but to pray for us and our families. It is not easy by any means and each adoption is so different and each child is so different. We are in the trenches people and need covered in prayer not judged and spoken and slandered about because you feel we are wrong in our choices. We do not have to answer to man, but to God our Father, and each family will need to be in their Father's will whether international or domestic adoption. God sees it all the same.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter began to speak: " I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from EVERY NATION who fear him and do what is right.

This is WHY CHINA because this is where GOD CALLED OUR FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Paige said...

beautifully said!

Luciana said...

And what a beautiful family. And breathtaking Mia is such a sweet and 100% part of it.

jennifer said...

Amen, sister!!

Elisa said...

We actually did adopt domestically, but our daughter is Mexican. So we get comments too. The other day there was a worker at my house and he said, "where did you get her?" then got in her face and said, "do you speak spanish?" (she's 3 and no dude, she has just mastered english). Then he asked me if my other three were "mine" or if we adopted them too. Sigh. I honestly thing he had good intentions. But it gets old..... hang in there.

Jennifer said...

You go Mama!!!!