Ni Hao, Y’all

We are in full gear adoption mode. And today of all days the reality of everything has settled on me. We are plugging along with our paperwork and today we had to do blood work. Again. Paperwork gets so repetitious and boring at times and I forget about who we are doing this for. During lunch I browsed a few China adoption blogs and within moments it was all I could do to keep my eyes dry.

Sifting through all the special needs we are considering gets really overwhelming and scary at times. But focusing on the child who will emerge above all those labels and scary words brings me out out of my confused stupor. It’s not about dealing with the most manageable need we can come up with, it’s about responding in faith to the child God has called us to. That’s my prayer this week. That He will speak SO clearly, that no matter what we are facing we will know He is with us.


About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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