Thursday, August 25, 2011

147 {Million}

There are estimated to be around 147 million orphans in the world.

In reality, that number is much, much higher.  147 million, is all that legally have been recorded.

And I get photos of these children on a weekly basis...

Through our adoption agency, adoption advocates asking for money, special needs reports, new referalls being added to the wait list, etc.

And you wanna know why this is so bad?

I fall in love with EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. THEM.

Really.  I want to be the Mommy to every one of them that I lay my eyes on.

I thank God each and everyday that he gave me such a passion for adoption because, ya'll, I think it is just about the coolest thing, and I'm absurdly excited to be a part of it!

But at the same time, my heart breaks on a DAILY. BASIS.

I so look forward to the day when the orphan crisis will be 147 million minus one.

And I pray that God some way, some how uses me to bring comfort and joy to those left behind.

2 kind thoughts:

Kayce said...

Brook I completely understand this post to the core. Adoption is AMAZING! Adoption fills something in your heart that you never knew was empty. I know it's hard to get those weekly updates from your agency but somewhere in one of them is your child. Many hugs and prayers for you guys!

Nancy @ Ordinary Miracles & The Crazy 10 said...

Oh me too! Every. Single. One!!! And I know not all folks have this same reaction. God puts it in our hearts and now we act accordingly. Good stuff. And a little scary too.
Nancy-of the crazy 8

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Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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