This is what the Finleys would be if the children had their way and if Bill and I gave in to our hearts. “Why can’t we just keep her?” And you know, I wonder the same thing. I don’t understand why adoption has to be SO hard. I don’t understand why it has to cost so much money and why there are so many hoops to jump through. Millions and millions of children around the world are languishing in institutions only to be turned out on the street at 15 with no chance for life. Sure, I know that the cost and difficulties of adoption fence out some unsavories from adopting, but there are plenty of families who would do this, if it didn’t seem impossible.
It seems impossible for us too. And, in many ways it is. But we serve a God who loves to show Himself in the impossible. The more impossible it is, the more glory He gets. The more glory He gets, the more fullness of joy is ours.
So why can’t we just keep her? Because they are expecting her at Dulles Airport at 7:30 AM on Monday morning. And, as much as we hate it, she’ll be there. So pray for us. Our hearts are breaking.