Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Isn't he a cutie!!! I swore I would no longer look at the waiting child listings at adoption agencies. It breaks my heart that so many children have no family. They have no mommy to kiss their owies or tuck them in at night. No daddy to teach them to play baseball. No brothers and sisters to tease and play with. No family to pray with and to learn about Jesus' love from.
However...I received a link from a fellow blogger of her agencies' new WC list. I clicked...I could not resist. And there, staring back at me was this little angel. Jiuming. He will be 2 years old in February. His info simply states that he has damaged hearing in both ears. Is he deaf? Hard of hearing???? I don't know. I just know that if I could, I would be on the next flight to China to make him MY son! Since I know that probably won't be happening...I am committing him to prayer. I will pray that this little boy is loved by his caretakers. I pray that he is healthy and happy. I pray someone will tell him about Jesus. I pray that a family steps forward to make him their own!
Dearest Heavenly Father...please be with little Jiuming. Heal his heart of any hurts, bring people into his life who will fill it with love and laughter. Bring Jiuming and his forever family together as soon as possible!
For those interested, he is listed at Living Hope Adoption Agency. Just click on the waiting children's listing and a list will pop up. He is #4 on the list.

BTW...I still pray for Zhang (another little boy in China who is deaf and an orphan). I have not found him on any other lists, and none of my friend's have, either. He is now almost 6 years old. I'm afraid China has given up finding him a forever family. That breaks my heart...I'd love to welcome him into my family, too!!! My mom reminds me that I can't fix everyone's life...sure wish I could, at least try!!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh Andie~He is a doll. You are a better person than I. I avoid those listings like the plague because it makes me feel so bad. Discontent. Impatient. and it breaks my heart to know that I want something so bad but we can't do anything about it right now.

It seems though, that if you DO they still can be blessed by you through your prayers for them. I still don't know if I can pray for a child specifically or if I would do well to continue with our general prayers. I just can't stand the heartbreak of wanting a child and not being able to. Maybe I will grow stronger with time...

Elizabeth said...

He is just so beautiful. I am with you- If it wasn't so expensive to adopt overseas, I would bring him home today! Before Cassandra, I would regularly browse AdoptUSKids. It is a National Listing of Children in the US waiting for adoption. Many of them have severe special needs, however they all are legally freed for adoption, and have very minimal cost involved due to 1. their special needs, and 2. being in the "system" long enough to be put on the list in the first place. Also, if you are open to special needs children, people who adopt them receive a monthly stipend from the govt to help with the monetary side of things. If you truly have your heart set on adopting, and you are looking at overseas lists- you may want to consider this avenue. These children aren't foreign but they need homes just as much (and it is almost free to adopt them, besides the time it takes to get certified to adopt) I just wanted to send the info I learned to you, just in case it was something you and your hubby might seriously be interested in :) Have a Good Day! :)

Andie said...

Rebecca...your reasons are EXACTLY why I swore I wouldn't look at the lists anymore. It's so hard to see so many in need, and not be able to do anything (except pray) about it. I don't know why I clicked on this list, I've avoided them for so long.
Elizabeth, that is truly something to think about. I would love to adopt a child who really needs a home, where they come from isn't an issue. My hubby just doesn't think that now is the time for us to expand our family. Maybe someday...
Thank you both for your love and support. Please pray for little Jiuming...and all orphans.