The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I wish I could.....

Dear Orphan,
I saw your picture today and heard about your plight. Your face is so beautiful and sad, and it tugs at my heart.



I hear you don't get enough to eat, and that there isn't always medicine if you get sick. You sleep in a room with many children, but you still feel alone.



You have never had anyone wish you a "Happy Birthday", give you a gift, or even sing you a lullaby goodnight.  No one has ever told you about Jesus or that He loves you.



I wish we could adopt you, but....

It is such a long way to travel, it would cost so much money, and it involves so much paperwork.
Our home isn't very big, and we already have children. Adding another child to our family would mean they would have to share a bedroom as well as our love and attention.
What if you have health issues or special needs that are not yet diagnosed?
You might have a hard time adjusting to a family after never knowing one, or have "issues" from years of neglect, malnutrition, mistreatment, or abuse.

I'm sorry, it just feels like too much of a risk and sacrifice.  Adoption doesn't really feel like our "calling".  Maybe there is another family....



(I originally posted this last year, but decided to repost as November is orphan awareness month. My heart breaks over and over for the estimated 162 million orphans worldwide. Please prayerfully consider how God is asking YOU to respond!)

5 comments:

His Hands His Feet Today said...

This is powerful Amy!
Reposting (with your name)

Michelle said...

This just says it like it is. With your permission, I will repost this (to include your blogsite) on my blog because it really expresses what I have wanted to say to people who say they can't or won't consider adoption. Thanks for posting this!

Amy said...

Michelle, Yes! Feel free to repost. If even ONE heart is moved.....
Amy

Slightly Nerdy. Sometimes Cool. said...

Wow! This is powerful. I would like to post this on my blog as well, with your link included.

Amy said...

Please feel free to post! I pray it inspires someone, or challenges someone to move beyond all the reasons they can't. We must respond! We can't leave them waiting....