Where it all began...I looked at a list of children who had been a part of ASIA’s 2nd Hope Journey. I don’t know why I looked. Steve and I were planning on using our dossier from Keshawn’s adoption to go back to Ethiopia again to adopt another waiting baby. We had not even considered any part of Asia for the last few years because we knew that we did not meet the requirements. I like to advocate for children when possible, so I was thinking that I would blog about the children at ASIA’s Hope Journey II.
Oh my, and then I saw...
this little face.
I fell in love, but I knew that China just wasn’t an option for us. We had looked into the waiting program less than 24 months ago and were told it just was not possible for us. So why, oh why, did I let myself linger on this little face. For three days I would look at the blog about this little man and for three days I would “down size” the blog post about him...you know the button...not the “x” that closes a page, but the “-“ that puts it down at the bottom of your computer. I didn’t tell Steve that I was falling in love. Goodness, how would I explain that...
“Honey, I have fallen in love with a little boy in China from a special needs list. He is six...I know - older than we have ever considered. His informations says his special needs is “developmentally delay". No, I’m not exactly sure what that looks like. And, yes, I know, we don’t meet SEVERAL of the requirements for China. Yes, I should not have looked, but I did.”
Well, on the 4th day, I pretty much said those words to Steve. And, my blessed husband said, “It doesn’t hurt to ask”. I love that man!!!
Come to find out, we were able to request a waiver to adopt Asher, and very quickly we found out that we had received pre-approval.
But it was just getting interesting...
Tune in tomorrow for more of our journey,
and again share our “major-cool” frame auction to help us raise the money to bring home our “bao xinu” (precious children).
Thank you all so much!!!