I have realized the more I follow some truly well-written blogs, the more I want to just direct my friends and family to them! It isn’t that I do not feel like God has given me a voice of my own, I just sometimes feel like redirecting my own friends and family is the best option. Let me now redirect you…Jon had an influential mentor with Young Life in high school named Mr. Finley. Through a series of God orchestrated events, he has caught back up with Mr. Finley and his entire family online recently. Interestingly enough, the Finleys adopted a daughter from the Ukraine last year. Mr. Finley’s wife is a wonderful blogger, speaker, and writer who keeps a fantastic blog. I encourage you to check it out at http://www.finleylifetothefull.com/
Back in May, Cindy Finley wrote a post about supporting adoptive families during the adoption process. I encourage you to click here and read the entire post. The meat of her advice was to pray, encourage, and serve them because adoption is hard. I could not agree any more with her advice and her post! Please read it and take an active role in caring for the orphans. If you are interested, in addition to our own adoption process, I can tell you about several families who are currently oversees adopting or who are, like us, knee deep in paperwork and waiting.
We are realizing first hand the paperwork hoops required. Each time we think we have correctly completed a document, we find out there is a glitch. Although this can be discouraging to us, we realize that the paperwork is just a minor, albeit important, hurdle to be taken conquered in order to bring home our children from the Ukraine…and we are willing to face any necessary hurdle for our children.