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When You’re Not Called To Adopt {Orphan Justice Review} — 6 Comments

  1. Thank you for the book, I’ll definitely add it to my wish list.

    In our case, we sponsor a couple little girls through Compassion International, and when we get a little extra money, we give to an organization like Half the Sky. Would still love to do much more though.

    In all honesty though, the thing we want more than anything else is to adopt internationally. We’ve even saved most of the fees already, but no countries that we know of allow people under 25 to adopt. It is really frustrating to know that because my DH is 24, we won’t be able to adopt for /at least/ another year (more if we want to adopt from China, with a minimum age of 30!). Forget the fact that we have been married for almost six years, have a steady income, and have known for ages that we want to adopt, clearly being under 30 means we are incompetent or uncommitted to adopt. :/

  2. This issue is heavily on my heart, lately. As is the human trafficking issue. I will now be adding this book to my spring reading list. It seems like exactly the conundrum I find myself in – not called to adopt, but wanting to do SOMEthing. Thank you for bringing attention to this book, Barbie. And for reminding us that we all are called to do what we can!

  3. Our church is building an orphanage in Ghana in 2014. I also write my congressman about legislation that helps make adoption easier. Best of all, two of my grandbabies are adopted, and we helped our daughter and son in law with some of the immense financial cost. Adoption SHOULD NOT be so expensive. More children would no longer be orphans if it was financially easier to adopt.

    • Elizabeth, I agree. If it were easier financially, I would still consider it an option today. I know God is big, but sometimes it’s just not financially feasible. I love that your church is building an orphanage. Will you be taking a missions trip to Ghana in 2014? My husband is a carpenter! Hmmmmm 🙂

  4. God has been working on my heart in this area for the last year and has led me to fostering. In fact, today is our last walk through and then our house will be open to foster. There are SO MANY kids in your own city that need a place that is safe and so few christian homes to put them in. Even if you are older (like me) you can provide respite care for foster parents…HUGE need. There are so many ways to be involved!!!

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