I made my first trip to Haiti in 1998. Fell in love with my first orphan in 2000. Started a non-profit to help Haiti in 2003 and started taking teams down on short-term mission trips soon after. I fell in love with Wanna and Fritzon (and a lot of others in the same orphanage) in March of 2010 and had to wait over 2 years to start the adoption process due to the laws of Haiti and a process that is always changing. Our documents were finally submitted and accepted in the fall of 2012 and are currently moving through the court system. We are quickly (hopefully) approaching the end of our adoption. This is my blog to talk about all things related to our adoption and any thing else I think is relevant to it. Enjoy!

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Monday, December 17, 2012

United Nations Dinner Table

People wonder how someone who was abandoned or abused goes on.... usually the only thing that saves abused kids is FAMILY LOVE. If you want to be moved... If you want to see what the gift of family does to a child who doesn't have one... If you want to see "dead" children living... watch this. This is what life is about for us. It's not about how much money we make or keep in the bank. It's not about hoping to help someone one day when it's more convenient or affordable (because it will never be convenient and "affordable" is relative)... it's about just doing it and trusting that LOVE and FAMILY WILL WIN in the end. I love adoption. http://vimeo.com/55307071

In this video the dad said someone told him once when they walked into their dining room that, "It looks like a United Nations dinner table". That's what I want. I want to have a table filled with children from wherever God brings them from that need the love we can give them. If I could take in every lonely, hurting, parentless child I would and I hate it that I can't. No child should know the pain of feeling abandoned and alone. As we took some family pictures the other day all I could think about is the fact that Wanna and Fritzon are such a part of our family and our hearts.... I can't wait until they can be a part our daily life and our pictures.