Monday, September 6, 2010

Understanding The Cost

This is Josh writing...

Some have questioned our decision to adopt a child with a special need. As I wrote before, our belief is that this is the very heart of God.

We want everyone to know that we understand most of what we’re getting into. We understand that a child with special needs will need special care. We understand that there is the potential need for speech therapy. We understand that this little girl may need care all of her adult life. When we say that we understand most of what we’re getting into, we understand that she may have additional needs that we simply cannot foresee. However, we maintain our belief that this is the the heart of God and our hearts are aligned with His in this matter.


  1. This is great. I have told my husband I worry about our family and friends' reactions when we move forward adopting (not that it changes anything) and this is pretty much his answer. I love that men can be so straightforward and to the point- I have a tendency to ramble =)

  2. One of the verses God used to touch our hearts for special needs adoption was 1 Cor. 1:27-29;

    "but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God."

    God's economy is vastly different than our own. He has called us as Christians to value what He values more than our own comfort and ease. People may misunderstand, but our hope is in the God who will provide to meet the needs of these precious ones in His sight. You guys are in for a amazing journey of seeing Him accomplish His purposes on behalf of this little treasure. Hang in will be wild, but so worth it!

  3. wow-thank you for showing Jesus and the heart of the Father to the world-literally! i couldn't of said it better and gracie too!