So now for some inspiration. This week, I came across a really great article about adoption. It was featured on the series This I Believe, which you may have heard on talk radio from time to time. In a piece called, “Love Beyond Boundaries,” Brian Schoeni writes:
I know adoption isn’t a perfect fit for every parent-to-be. But I do believe this: adoption is a perfect fit for every kid in every corner of our world who needs the love of a family.
These true and powerful words reminded me of the Give1 family. The readers of this blog, the people who post about it on their blogs or send it to their friends, and the families who are featured each week all have something in common…you care about the millions of children in this world who don’t have a place to call home or parents to tuck them in at night with a kiss on the forehead. Some of us have the option to pursue adoption. Some of us support those who are adopting. But whether we’re called to do this by instinct, or scripture, or just because a friend asked us…we support adoption because the kids need us.
Imagine if the Hapners or the Chase family got too scared to answer the adoption call, simply because they didn’t have enough money saved in the bank. Imagine if all their friends (or the generous Give1 strangers) didn’t support them with prayers and dollars… If any of us hadn't followed through, there would be one more orphan in the world who needed a family.
Being involved in Give1 or supporting orphans around the world isn’t a complicated mission. We do it, because there are millions of kids who need us. We do it, because we can.
Here is the article that inspired this rant. Please give what you can to help the little boy on the other side of the world who is waiting for the Chase family.