Babies Don’t Keep

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow,

But children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!

I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

~ Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

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Babies don’t keep :”(
The same is true for adoptions. Do you know that there is never a good time to fill out the paperwork? There is never a good time to pay the money required for fees. There is never a good time to drive for hours/fly/stay out of state to gather a little one home. Just like there is never a good time to change a baby’s diaper, never a good time to clean up spilled juice…Never a good time…always something is out of place and just not quite ready…

And the babies that need you now, need you NOW… not when your life is perfect, your house is complete, you’re at the “right place” whatever that is…

The past month there have been three situations that pulled at me… But this one has popped back into my inbox four times.

First, from a consultant,

second from a facilitator…

then the facilitator again. She was going to present families at a certain time and it didn’t happen and they needed more families…

then the facilitator just let me know yesterday, the first match did not work out.

This special one will be born in March and they need a family for the baby to go to.

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So, again the question is money. Why is it always money?  I had a young couple wanting general adoption information ask me, “Why is it so cheap to have an abortion, but so expensive to adopt?” hmmm… I did not have a good answer for her.

Anyway, we were told 17,000 and the question… “do you have the funds? If so, there is a family for every baby and we would love for it to be you.” Hmmm…

In the world of adoptions right now, this is actually a low cost adoption. But do we have the funds? NO… does God have the funds if he wants us to move forward? YES…

This baby is going to be born to a momma who is in prison. The markers for Down syndrome came back positive and the jail will do no further testing. So, we won’t know if the baby has a heart defect or any other anomaly associated with Down syndrome.

I talked to God and told him I needed clarity. So pray with us, and if God wishes it, the funds can be supplied, I have SEEN it!! The baby with DS that I posted a few weeks ago…the whole country got together and 1000 people donated 15 dollars… finished 🙂  So if you feel led, write me a note, if you feel led pray for wisdom and clarity. Thank you so much!!

Walk through this world

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