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.
The blessing: 2 crazy loved Ethiopian boys who have rocked our world and the HUGE privilege of being able to serve hand in hand with our Ethiopian brother and sisters bringing hope to children and families in Awassa through Project HOPEFUL Awassa
There is so much more to these stories that I think I would have to have a 2 hour video. I am going to sum them up quickly with Things I Have Learned Through Adoption:
1) Don’t put God in a box. My boxes that God busted open:
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.
2) Remember that God is faithful.
When we accepted our first referral for a little guy who was 7 months old, the whole slow down in Ethiopa happened and I was a mess thinking that the […]