I am learning a lot through this process with her. I'm having to come to the hard realization that most people just don't understand the heart of adoption at all.
I've heard more than once: Why isn't she content with her four children? Why does she want to adopt?
My initial reaction was: What does contentment have to do with adoption? But I've realized that the world's thinking about adoption comes only from a self-centered perspective. This thinking says that life is all about our convenience and our happiness. For the Christian, life is all about our sanctification. It's all about our becoming more like Christ. Because we adore our Savior, we desperately want to become more like Him. We don't become more like Jesus by making our life as easy as possible. Clearly Jesus didn't do that. We become more like Christ by doing the scariest thing of all: obeying Him.
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the lonely into families. ~Psalm 68:5-6
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~2 Corinthians 12:9