Should we go with an international or domestic program?
What age range/gender will be the best fit for our family?
How will our friends and family respond?
Where will the financial resources come from to fund the adoption?
What known risks and health or medical concerns do we feel our family can handle?
Are we open to an open-adoption?
Who will this new little one be that God has planned for our family?
Do we have a good support network?
How can we develop relationships with other adoptive families?
Are we prepared to handle trans-racial realities?
Are we willing/able to adopt a sibling group?
How can we rearrange the house to incorporate our newest family member(s)?
What is our motivation for adopting?
How will this affect our other children?
Are we, as a couple, in total agreement about this?
Why did we give away all our baby stuff !?!
It’s just that simple.
Though He commands us to care for the fatherless, He doesn’t direct every single family to adopt.
And as much as I might make a very logical list of all the pros and cons of adoption and timing and hardships and benefits and blessings and . . .
Again, it really just comes down to—
But it’s because we can’t see around the corner yet, and He can.
But come to Him with a spirit of “If the Lord wills, we will…(adopt).” ~James 4:15
whose mind is stayed on God,
because he trusts in God.
Make sure you don’t miss the other posts from this series:
Helpful Adoption Resources
Living Out-of-Control (and how adoption helped us Let. It. Go.)
Seven Reasons That We Love Adoption(and why I think of it every Day-Before-Thanksgiving
Find out more about Kara, her family, and adoption at her website.