Sometimes I imagine a world where every little child had someone to love them. I guess in actuality they do–that being Jesus Christ. I’d love to adopt from China. I will be a blessed mother whether she has special needs or not. My dream is that I can give a soul out there hope again. . .which is why I am going to name her Hope. I chatted with an adoptive parent who told me that at age 29 would be a good age to start the dossier(which is basically every single document about your life and on your life you can think of) so that by the age of 30 you can send it to the CCCWA and get matched!
Adoption is something I would love to do in my future however there are many different things one must take into account before just stating it. Though adoption has been in my heart for a couple years now, I started researching only a year ago and have discovered many things that are required in order to adopt. They go through criminal history, health history, parental history, your education level. . .there’s household requirements, marriage and financial requirements. . .it doesn’t look like anything that would get in the way or make me ineligible to adopt. I’ve never been one to break rules or go against the law. I would consider myself a rather healthy person and I’d say I’m well on my way to starting the dossier by the time I’m 29.
I think the only thing that gets me worried is marriage. In order to adopt, my (future) husband and I need to have at least been married 2 years. . .that’s not that bad right? Either way, God is in control. And even so, if I wasn’t married at least 2 years before I turn 30, a new law was passed back in 11March2011 in which a single woman can adopt with out being married through China’s Special Focus Adoption Program. Though, I would prefer to be married so that she can have both a mother and a father. . . not having a man won’t stop me. But I believe when we delight in God. . .He gives us the desires of our hearts : Psalm 37:4.
I know time flies. . .and my heart already feels love for someone I’ve never met. Everything I do now is for my future and every little thing I do matters. Finishing college and finding a job that I love is important to me for my future. The little things do matter and I’m not letting anything get in the way. I love quotes and I saw the greatest little saying that held dear to my heart. “Adoption is when a child grows in it’s mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.” Though mothers who bear children love there children just as much as adoptive parents. . .I thought it was rather precious– in a literal sense.
“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families” (Psalms 68:5-6). “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me” (Matthew 18:5).
Thanks for reading. Cheers to my first blog post! I hope to share more of my heart with you, awesome readers.