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Adoption is an option
"Asking me to adopt? Now you’ve gone too far!" Really? Listen to this:
Deborah Polston, wife and mother, Tallahassee, FL -
What began as "our plans" for adopting, ended with total surrender to God's perfect plan for His blessing. Our journey started seven years ago with a sibling group of three brothers, and now today God has doubled that blessing with three more boys in the same sibling group. We are learning so much about the Father's love for us, in raising these six sons. Love is a sacrifice, it is not selfish, and adoption is not about what we want, but what they need. The thousands of children waiting to be adopted are beginning to give up hope for their future, it's up to us to bring them that hope. Kevin, our eldest adoptive son, said to his case worker one week before we met him for the first time, "Go ahead and adopt out my baby brothers, I don't want them to suffer because of me. No one wants kids my age." God heard the heart of that 10 year-old little boy, and brought us to him before he gave up all hope. I knew he was ours when I met him and heard his story. The verse God gave to me to hold on to while we were waiting was Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, of good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
DEBORAH EHLER POLSTON
AUTHOR / SPEAKER / CHILD ADVOCATE
P.O.BOX 10708 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32302
Don’t let the myths about adopting scare you. Learn the facts before you make any conclusions. Visit our myths and facts about adoption page for more information.
Here are some links:
Local Adoption Agencies:
Contact: Loryn Smith, MSW - Director
Specialty: Home studies for Tampa and surrounding areas, 501(c)3 private adoption agency, foster care licensing agency for Hillsborough county.
Contact: Kelli Wild, MSW - Adoption Consultant
Specialty: guidance, encouragement and resources for those seeking adoption or currently walking through the adoption process.
International Adoption Agencies:
Specialty: A non-profit organization placing Chinese children in adoptive family homes.
Specialty: International adoption and home studies