For years now, Tracy and I have pondered adopting a baby girl from China. Well... I guess my heart has been captured! The thought of living in a land where males are honored (and desired to carry on the family name), where each family is only allowed one child, and where adoption is illegal, leads to such tragedy. Stories are told of a places where each morning at sunrise, the nuns go to find the baby girls (and some boys with deformities) placed at the base of a mountain. According to a story in the Grand Rapids Press, 95% of the children in orphanages in China are baby girls.
Maybe someday we will be able to adopt. In the meantime, I would encourage anyone who can to support Shaohannah’s Hope, founded by Steven and Mary Beth Chapman. You can give a one-time gift or support them $20 a month, as their foundation helps people with the cost of adoption. An international adoption takes about a year and costs around $15,000. Continue to pray for countless babies lost due to governmentally mandated abortions.