Tonight was our final home study. Yahoo! We made it. On to the next step! We have had an amazing adoption practitioner who has made the experience hopeful and enjoyable. As the three of us sat around our living room we went over some specifics:
The first two were easy, but that last one....
Tonight was also the hardest night of the journey so far as we went over a long list of the medical and special needs that adoptive parents are willing to accept. When you are pregnant, you don't know if your child will be healthy, but you are their parent and you are there for every up and down because they are your child. How is it that we are asked to choose? It doesn't feel like a right we should have. I feel like its too simple. Yes or No...it's too simple.
For every statement that we read, I pictured one of the many faces of the children in India I have known, loved and prayed for.
Our practitioner made it real. And so...we chose.
To be honest, I don't know if we will ever forget or shake the feeling we have right now thinking about that list. But as I try to process this part of the journey, I hold on to the One who has written our story, and know that He has a little girl in India waiting to call us mommy and daddy.
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