Last week was quite a week. It was full of more downs than ups. While we don't mean to bring you down with all our troubles, we also don't want to lie to those of you who may be interested in international adoption. It's not a fun game that we're playing because we have nothing better to do. You can't expect to fill out a 3 page application, fork out a few hundred bucks, then twiddle your thumbs until they call you to come get your kid. If that was all we had to do, shoot, we'd have 10 kids by now.
So why bother right? If it's that hard, why do it? We all know that there are lots of kids out there that need a good home. Our foster care system here in the States is burdened with more kids than they can handle. If we really wanted another kid, why not just get one of the easy ones that are already here in the States. Our answer is this: we don't just want another kid. We want a specific kid. If we really wanted a bigger family it be a lot easier to just get pregnant. That's not what we want. We were introduced to a sweet, intelligent little boy who was in a really bad spot. If we bring him home he'll have a good chance at being a productive member of society. If he stays where he is, chances are pretty good that he'll either commit suicide or go to jail.
So, forward we trudge. Bolstered by supportive friends and family.