"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I've hinted & prodded Dan about adoption for years, but our conversation turned more serious after the Haiti earthquake on January 13th, 2010. Our hearts were heavy knowing hundreds of thousand people had died and the orphan crisis was only going to grow. People were starving and we only wished we could take a child into our home & give him or her a good long life.

After digging into the International Adoption world we learned that we were too young, by Haitian standards, to adopt their children. The requirements were 10 years of marriage (check!), and a minimum age of 35 (un-check.) This, although discouraging, did not make us give up this journey entirely. We learned of many other children in 3rd world countries that needed a home. 143 Million children (in the world) to be precise.

143 Million orphans?!!
Michigan has a population of 10 million.
The U.S. has a population of 300 Million. That's half our countries population!

I dove into the international adoption world online. I have learned a lot about Ethiopia, the children, the adoption process, and we have made this country a possible journey to adopting a child.

This is our adoption blog. I hope to fill it with our journey. We ask God to throw the door wide open when we are on the right path, and to shut it tight when we should not walk through.

- Julie

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