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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.

www.compassion.com

4 comments:

  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.

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  2. Thanks Laura, that's really encouraging!

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  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.

    www.ukraine-adoption.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks! Gonna look at it now!

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