I never got to read the post that caused the controversy but I did read this post of accusations against the family about the original post. Now that original post has been taken down, confusing huh?. There is often a lot of controversy in adoption especially when all the facts aren't known. The controversy had something to do with the child this family was adopting was having their adoption blocked by a relative who wasn't willing to take in or care for the child, they just didn't want the child to be adopted. (This is what I have gleamed anyhow!)
So a meeting of sorts came to be where the child's relatives and adoptive family came to discuss facts, pray and be convinced of the good life the child will have with the new family. Given the mass number of "true orphans" out there who have no family who wants them this upset people. Why wouldn't this family just adopt another child who really doesn't have any family to call their own? (Even though the relative wants to be the relative without involvement.) Yes, clearly a very confusing situation and lots of heated emotions from a lot of folks on blogs and list serves about the situation is going on.
Because of all the hub bub.. I started thinking about Isaac. How long we waited for him to come home and how we might have felt if we were in the same situation. I don't know that I could just lay down and not fight for him had his aunt come forward or another relative wanting to stop his adoption. I am thankful that never happened. (I am not thankful that his biological parents are deceased, just thankful that we only had the Haiti adoption process to overcome and that we never had to fight relatives etc... IF we would have fought relatives at all- that I am not sure. I don't know how any of us would know how we would handle that type of situation unless we are really in that situation.)
Either way- it would have been HORRIBLE.
I am so grateful and so thankful that Isaac is my son. I can't imagine one day without his beautiful smile, his light hearted personality and just caring ways. I just can't even imagine if he had never been able to get home. Thank God he made it!
I also know that I don't often talk about challenges Isaac has had... and there have been some. Honestly, I prepared myself for the absolute worst. And really- he has been a JOY to parent. And expecting the worst behaviors and such only made every little challenge seem just that... a little challenge. And perhaps parenting so many other children into adulthood before him helped to soften our hearts and expectations some.
Life can sometimes be really hard and FULL. But this was the life that I chose, the one that God had planned for me. In those moments of desperation where I might not have one more ounce of energy or patience I remember this life is a blessing and that I am going to give it more than my all. I don't have time to complain.
I think that's a good thing!
So speaking of Isaac and adoptions...we are so grateful that Isaac had a wonderful amazing incredible group of people to love and care for him until he came home from Haiti. Children of the Promise was so good to him and is good to SO many children.
And they are doing it again- helping another amazing little boy...
He is looking for his family.
Are you possibly his Mom or Dad?
Please feel free to share about Moses with others! I can't wait till his family is found!
What a brilliant day that will be!
In the meantime... pray for Moses. Pray for the adoption controversy.
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