Puritan Board Freshman
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.
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'.
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
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?
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
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!
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 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!