We are off to a relaxing week. School is out and the little plastic pool is filled with water. What more could the kids ask for? I am reading a great book.
“Parenting your internationally adopted child” This book covers all ages from infant to the teenage years. It tells you what you can expect and gives you some tools to assist in most any child raising issue. After reading and taking all of the online course work to meet AGCI’s requirements, it is nice to find another good resource to be able to turn to if and when needed.
I had a very interesting phone conversation today with a family that my wife and I use to volunteer with at our old church’s youth group. Well, there were actually three different young husband and wife teams that helped the youth minister and this was about 10 years ago. So, it has been a while since we have talked, and come to find out they had adopted a baby girl from China 5 yrs ago. She has adjusted incredibly well. She just finished kindergarten this year and they are so happy. They also have two older biological boys. I am so happy for them! Then,(it gets better) come to find out the other family is in the process of adopting a child locally. How cool is that? We never talked to each other about having a passion for adoption and yet here we are many years later being obedient to God’s call on our lives.