I'm so, so glad you're here!
And I apologize for yesterday's post. Here you thought you were gonna get some info about the adoption of HIV+ children...and you clicked on a blog with a picture of a tasteless truck adornment. Oh, the horrors! I'll bet it got your attention though. :)
If you are NOT here from MSN, and have no clue what I'm talking about, check out this article that ran on Sunday.
From HIV to Home. It's something that's been near and dear to my heart for years.
What I have discovered over time, interestingly, is that I am passionate about the adoption of waiting children, period. What began as the conviction that HIV+ children are just as deserving of families as are kids NOT born with HIV, has developed into my firmly held belief that we MUST find homes for the children who are waiting. Whether they are HIV+, or older, hearing impaired, or whether they were born with an extra chromosome, these children are the ones needing to be adopted. These are the children who have no waiting list of families--THEY are sitting on a list. Waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
two little girls who'd been doing a lot of waiting themselves, not because they have HIV, but because they were born with Down syndrome. Life's funny in that it doesn't always turn out the way you expect. All along I suppose God was moving our hearts towards the many dear, precious children in the margins...whether due to a highly stigmatized illness...or a highly stigmatized extra chromosome.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the adoption of a child with medical needs. If I can't answer, I'll point you towards someone who can. Because I know some really amazing people.
Be encouraged, because adoption isn't always (ever?) easy...but it is good. And do-able.
And now I'm going to close by raising my glass to the fact that children who were once considered hard to place are finding families!
There are good things happening in the world.