Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm With Child!

I am with child.

Yes, you heard me. I find out the sex in about 15 days.

I also find out his/her country of origin. The only thing I do know about my child is that he or she has been affected by HIV/AIDS.

You’ve probably figured it out now that I’m not going to be birthing any babies. This one was (thankfully) birthed by someone else, far, far away. I am sponsoring a child.

As a lot of you know, due to a genetic condition, I cannot have children. I knew it in my heart before four doctors told me so. I’ve always wanted to adopt abroad. I wanted to do it before Angelina made it “trendy”. I remember seeing a 20/20 piece on orphanages in Russia when I was little, and I knew from then on, that I could, and would adopt abroad. But of course, I am in no physical or financial condition for raising a child, so this is going to have to do.

I’m not putting myself on a pedestal because of this; I’m not saying this is in any way equal to physically housing and feeding a needy child. It’s what I can do now, and giving more is one of my New Year’s resolutions, so, check. The only reason I am posting about this is that I hope someone will stumble across this and find it in their heart and sponsor a child.

Click the link in the right sidebar if you’re interested.


  1. Maybe you can adopt in the future. I know a wonderful lady in NC who, with her husband, adopted 4 Ukrainian orphans a year and a half ago. They're the most amazing kids. She probably won't be able to have kids due to Graves Disease, but you would never know she wasn't their natural mother.

  2. Thanks Laura, that's really encouraging!

  3. Here's her blog, if you'd like to look at it. It really is amazing. I love these kids, and am always so glad to hear their progress.

  4. Thanks! Gonna look at it now!