Proverbs 31: 8 " Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves".
Excerpt from "China Ghosts" byJeff Gammage
" I could write a much better brochure for the adoption agencies. One that would convey all the things that soon-to-be parents don't realize, what no one tells them, what in the deepest heart of hearts, they many not really want to know.
I would say: don't think you're going to walk into an overcrowded orphanage, take on child out, leave ninety-nine behind, and be the same person when you sit down to breakfast the next morning. You won't be. It's too cruel a lottery. And your participation in it will mark you.
It would say: from now on, wherever you go and whatever you may do, the faces of the children left behind will come to you, unbidden, glimpsed in the eyes of a child scampering across the street in front of a crossing guard and in the smile of a girl skipping rope on a playground.
It would say: when you travel to China, you think you're bringing home one little girl. Only later do you realize that a host of spectators have moved in. You think you are tying your fate to the life of a single child. You find out that you have been inextricably bound to the lives of dozens of others. And that there is little you can offer those children besides prayers.
They don't tell you that the children of the orphanage are all coming home with you. That these kids with their wan smiles and growling stomachs are going to follow you across the ocean, move into your house, inhabit your dreams. They don't tell you that from now on you'll never push back your chair from the dinner table without thinking of small children-just like your daughter-whose ribs are tight against the skin. That now, when you saunter through Toys 'R' Us, your child happily choosing a prize from among rows of pink-boxed Barbie dolls, you recall that during a morning long visit to the orphanage, you did not see a single toy."
****News about our Sneha- Since our paper work has been done out of order our papers are at the department of state to ask for an advisory opinion ,before the embassy can issue an article 5 letter and then the consulate visa appointment. Please pray this happens quickly before our finger prints expire:( ****
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Our first picture ever of Sneha found on Reeces Rainbow. Without Reeces Rainbow we wouldn't be on our journey to bring Sneha home from India. Please visit http://www.reecesrainbow.com/ and see all the wonderful children that need homes. They are children with down syndrome and other special needs from all over the world. Ever wonder why no more children or very few are born in the USA with down syndrome? Over 90% are selectively unselected for birth and life.
It is unimaginable that in country that has everything we choose death when we have everything to help a life in need!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Please check out their website at www.lovewithoutboundaries.com. They help care for the orphans left in China. They have heart healing homes and cleft homes. They have an online store to help orphans or an orphan can be sponsored monthly either to be in a loving foster home or to pay for a life changing surgery. Their help can be the difference of a child living or not.