Thursday, September 1, 2011
When we received the e-mail from our adoption agency asking if we'd review the file of Dang Zan Shi on July 14th, 2011, we KNEW before we read the numerous attachments, that he was our son. We had been in the China adoption program since 2007. At first we applied in the "traditional" manner, to be considered suitable to adopt a healthy orphan. Having been foster parents to infants, some with medical needs, we asked ourselves what was holding us back from adopting a child with a medical need who otherwise might wait longer to be matched with his, or her, forever family. We expressed to our agency that we were open to adopting an infant with medical needs. Before God, we had decided we would not search agency lists of waiting children looking for "the one", but would wait to be approached about a specific child. That's how we met Jack!
"For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of Him" 1 Samuel 1:27