The Garrisons

Follow our journey on adoption #3 for child #8!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Why Adopt?

Why adopt? There actually isn't a good short answer to that seems bigger than what I could adequately explain in a blog post, but I will try.

This adoption is really a faith journey for us. We feel so blessed with all we've been given in our lives and feel like God wants to use us in this way. God has blessed us with so much and we feel like it is our responsibility and privilege to share it. I am not just talking about material blessings, but blessings of faith, family, health, good marriage, church and wonderful friends. If we, with all of these blessings, are not to reach out to others, then who will? To whom much is given, much is expected.

As I have researched adoption I have learned much about the desperate state of so many orphans around the world. I can no longer pretend that I don't know. I can no longer sit and hope that someone else does something about it. I realize that we are only adopting one child and that will not change the world . It will, however, change the world for that child and for our family. And maybe it will inspire someone else to do the same.

We do not have all of the answers to how this will work, how it will be paid for or what it will look like for our family when this new little one comes home. However, we do trust that God has those answers and because he has called us to this, he will provide. We are trusting in him for the answers we don't have. I can't wait to see what he's going to do.


Beth said...

I can't wait to watch as God leads you along your path to Ethiopia. What an amazing blessing this experience will be to so many - some you will know about and others you won't. Keep up the great work on your paperwork and we'll be pushing our strollers in no time! :)

Clay and Tracy said...

thanks for blogging this. We are just starting the process! Love reading this.