Thursday, August 16, 2012

Unique or Crazy

Not much new has happened with adoption stuff.  Home study was almost finished on Tuesday (WHAT???).  Just waiting on the references to arrive in the mail.   

I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with great fundraising ideas that will help us reach our goal.  I only need about 723 different fundraisers before we have enough money.  

In the meantime, I’ve been trying to think about why our adoption story is unique and why people should want to help us.  Here are the reasons I’ve come up with:

1.     We are wanting to adopt, care for and love 3 children.  Many people adopt, but not many people are willing to wrap their brains around adopting 3 kids at once.  However, we can't imagine breaking up this amazing sibling group.  I think we may be a little unique here…

2.     Not only are we willing to adopt 3 kids at once, but we already have 4 biological children.  In case you’re not a mathematician, I’ll do the adding for you:  4 biological children + 3 adopted children = 7 KIDS.  Unique?  Okay, maybe not as unique (since we DO live in Utah), but still it’s pretty life altering!

3.     We are adopting older children.  Many people desire to adopt young babies or toddlers.  Fewer people consider adopting children older than 5.  And when you get up to the age of 16, those kids pretty much know that the odds of being adopted are next to none.  Our family is willing to give this 16 year old (that told us she had never even thought about being adopted because it was so unlikely)  a life with a family that can love her and care for her (as well as her 10 year old sister and 5 year old brother).  I believe that’s pretty unique.

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