Today is my birthday! And what a gift to have settled on the location of our adoption as well as our agency!
After several conversations with friends who have adopted, lots of reading online, and interviewing potential adoption agencies we have settled on using Lifeline Children’s Services. China is a definite for us now, as the program there is much more predictable and stable than the program in India. India has recently revamped the way they do matching and while it seems like a great improvement, there are no guarantees with how it is all going to work.
We have several friends who have adopted from China, and we are the kind of people who like things to be fairly predictable…
Plus we have had a heart for China for years, so it just makes sense! I used to tell David all the time that I hoped one day I could be a missionary to China, maybe in my old age…that fits perfectly with what the Lord has been showing us this year about how adoption is a valid way of participating in the Great Commission!
I feel great about using Lifeline, too! And what a relief it is to finally have some of the most important pieces of this puzzle settled, so we can get started.
I’m not one to let the grass grow under my feet. We have been praying about adopting for several months now, and now that we have finally decided to move forward (as of last week), I am ready to get the ball rolling!