A friend recently asked how to respond when people make comments such as....'it's really irresponsible and rude to ask people for money to adopt. If you can't pay for it all upfront then you shouldn't be adopting.' This statement would be fine if the child was a piece of merchandise...but, alas, the child is NOT. I fully agree that I would not go out and seek donations so I could by a new car, because that helps no one other than myself. The adoption of an orphan helps save a life - not to mention be a potential inspiration for others to adopt.
As an adopting parent of an orphan - I can tell you that this is most certainly a lesson in humility for me. I am NOT comfortable with asking for donations. Albeit, I never ever think twice about donating to other adoption funds.
The adoption of a child from an overseas orphanage is not a "purchase" that you save up for...it is a "calling" to save a child. If it were only a matter of money I think that many people would adopt...however, it is not the money that is needed but the strong desire to help and raise a hopeless child. These children do not have time for every family that hears that calling to save. With costs exceeding $20,000 and up to $40,000 at times, who can just pull that out of their wallet on a whim??
In the Bible, God calls us to help the orphans...being that not everyone has the ability or calling to actually adopt an orphan, it is through advocating for these children, praying for the adopting families and donating to adoption funds that EVERYONE who wants to can do something to help the orphans.
Thank you to everyone that is doing something for the lesser children of this world...
Don't forget - we have a GiveAWAY going on right now!! See prior post!