From our FIG Awassa Directors Greg and Charisa Knight:
The beginning: 17 years ago with a momma’s heartcry and a dad’s face to face visit with orphaned children.
- We put under age 3 because I didn’t want to full with “baggage” (Ab was almost 6 when he came home to us)
- I am not traveling with Greg because I can’t handle it (terrified of planes!) (God said yes, you can )
- I don’t want to meet or have any relationship with birth family. It’s too emotionally complex. (We did and now have a beautiful relationship with them and I can’t imagine not having it! I am sooo glad God busted that one!)
- special needs parameters. We went from “minor correctable special needs” to wishing we had opened that up more during our adoption to now if we were currently do an adoption would much broader and include HIV. Be sure to keep an open mind and heart for that decision.