Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dear Orphan,

I saw your photo today.  You are so adorable!
You're eyes are so deep and full of hope.

I love your little smile,
I know it must be hard some days to find
the strength to smile.
I have heard how little food you have,
but you are still willing to share 
with your friends.

What a sweet little person you are!

But, I am writing this letter to tell you that I will
not be able to help you.

You see, my family is happy with the life we
are living.
I know that we could get bunk beds and you could 
share a room with one of our bio kids,
but really,
that is no life for either of you.
We have so much going on around here and 
life would just be too chaotic.

Our neighbors just got a new TV and game system,
we really think we need to have one too.

I have a 'ladies night out' next week and 
I have nothing to wear.
I really need to purchase a new outfit.

I guess I could sponsor you...
 it will have to wait til next month,
I really need that new outfit 
and my kids are dying for some fast food tonight.

Good luck to you!

I know this is not everyone's reason for not adopting,
but if you have heard yourself saying this
or if you have ever thought this way -
please think again! 
I love the ad for 
You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent!
There are thousands of teens... who would love to put up with you!


connie said...

Jodi, I'm copying this post on my blog! I didn't think you'd mind. It makes me cry to read it, just knowing how true it is.

Shonni said...

Oh My Gosh, this is amazing!!! I am so sad, because I really have heard things like this from people...Praying that the LORD would break more peoples hearts for the poor, the widowed, the sick and the orphaned!!!

Livin' out loud said...

EY! Now I have started my day in tears! I have heard these things from real mouths......


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