Adoption does not aways look like sweet little babies from domestic or foreign adoption agencies. Sometimes adoption looks like this: A precious little girl who was abandoned by her mother as a toddler, and then a few years later she walked in her father’s bedroom to find him no longer living. Adoption sometimes mean older children who are very aware of their losses and their sadness, who are trying to get over their tragedies.
It sometimes looks like a little girl who had to go live with her aunt and uncle in order to stay out of the foster system, only to discover that she could not thrive there… not because she wasn’t appreciative of them but because her entire world had been turned upside down and she needed more. Adoption sometimes looks like an older child who God sends your way through a series of very unlikely events just so you will know that He intends for you to help this child.
Adoption is not always about a family adopting an infant. Sometimes adoption looks like a ten year old little girl who lost everything. It sometimes looks like an older child who has never even been to see a movie at the movie theater, yet alone gone on vacation to the beach or a museum. Adoption sometimes looks like an older child who simply needs a hug and a hand to hold. Adoption was never on our radar, but God definitely had a different plan for us. I am so thankful because our family would not be the same without her.