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Five: Peter (10-1/2), Jeremiah (10-1/2), Emma Grace (8-1/2), Noah (6-1/2), and Mercy (2). All natural, though we would like to adopt someday.
Same with us Ken. I will pray for you guys. Please also keep us in your prayers. Hubby had reversal in Oct. Lord willing we will have more.We have 4: 12, 10, 8, 6
We might have one on the way! If you have time, pls pray because we really want more. (This would be our first reversal baby)
We are also hoping to adopt from the county. We are awaiting our 'home study'.
After a several year wait we are finally about to adopt our first child from China. We should get our referral (i.e. her info and picture) in the next few weeks and travel to China around July/Aug.My parents have not rejoiced at any of our birth announcements. And they have specifically advised against adoption, but could not provide a single reason. We have not obeyed our parents in this either because it is definitely not of the Lord.
Yeah, the worst thing done to my uncle and his wife by my grandparents was by their telling my aunt and uncle (who couldn't have kids) that there would STRONG disapproval of any adoptions they were to do - that adopted kids were weird, caused problems etc... in my grandfather's medical practice experience.
I've always felt really horrible for them with that, since that was the sole reason they didn't adopt kids
Brother, adoption IS a wonderful thing. We adopted first (Esther and Joseph), then had 3 children biologically, and are now adopting again. So far, Ethiopia looks like a great place to adopt from; it's cheap (relatively speaking) and there are plenty of sibling groups of 3 or 4 waiting for someone to adopt them - an instant family!I like Chris' comment: zero. And I'm not single. My wife and I are not physically able to have children. It's an extremely sad and unbelieveable story, but a situation that we both walked into with our eyes open. We hope to adopt...and now see verses in the Bible about Gentiles being adopted into the faith as very special.
Funny, though...I'm one of 10 (9 still living). My parent's first child died of a Wilm's Tumor when she was five years old, so my mom turned everything over to the Birth Controller after that. I was in high school when my youngest brother was born. I fed him and changed his diaper and basically learned all the fathering skills I'll ever need...but...will I ever use them?
Sure thing! Because you know that our adoption is an open book to anyone and everyone who wants to know. And we invite, even welcome all criticism of our motives and choices. As does every other family who adopts internationally...apparantly.Now...about adoption...Michael...I am white and I speak Mandarin. I've lived in China three years, so I hope to adopt from Chain...and I will call you when I'm ready to okay???
My wife and I have 4 and just found out #5 is on the way! Bethel Ann (9) Nathiel David (7) Joshua Mark (3) Jadon Paul (almost 2). Miss Bethel is furiously praying for a sister, she is not too concerned for God's opinion at the moment
If a girl, we are considering Elizabeth Joy, meaning: My God is an oath, joy
If boy, perhaps Gabriel Alexander Meaning: Strong man of God, defender
I would guess that a woman must have an extraordinary physical constitution to successfully give birth 13 times (thinking of Mrs. Winzer, et al). What a blessing that must be!Incidentally, I have four - James (4), Anna (3), Sophia (1), and a child in the womb. We should add to the numbers by having every body guess the number of children that are still in our loins!
My grandmother, who just died recently at 97, had 17 children! She had 9 boys and 8 girls. My other grandmother had 5 children. That ended up giving me about 40 aunts and uncles and about 70 cousins. I have no idea how many 2nd cousins, cousins once removed, and so on that I have.I would guess that a woman must have an extraordinary physical constitution to successfully give birth 13 times (thinking of Mrs. Winzer, et al). What a blessing that must be!
We tend to adopt - are we to speculate on the loins of other men??We should add to the numbers by having every body guess the number of children that are still in our loins!
First, what's a "reversal baby?" It that when it is born butt first instead of head first???
Or...is it one of those "Bill Gothard, Growing Kids God's Way, Ezo Method, Undo my vasectomy" babies???
Okay...maybe that was bit harsh. I like Bill Gothard and was amazed at his vison to have a choir full of "reversal babies" singing to the Lord. But some of his followers are CRAZY!