Today I found myself drawn back to a book I had purchased 2 years ago when we first felt directed to adopt. "Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families" is a wealth of information. There are so many things to consider. I was feeling guilty about not selecting a child that has major problems. I turned to the book. In one of the first chapters, the author writes that this is normal as parents look toward adoption. Parents must consider their family situation, finances, other children, etc in making this decision. Every waiting child needs a forever family. We are not called to save every child. God knows where we are and has a plan for our life and yours.
Philippians 4:6 says, "Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks."
There are as many as 143 million orphans in the world. We are not called to reach all of them just the one, you, who God has for us. Our prayer is that whatever your issues, as there may be many, God will place you the one who He wants into our family. In turn God will also give us the strength and wisdom to raise you to love God with all your heart, soul, and strength.
Mother Theresa was asked how she coped with the overwhelming need. She said I focus on the one in front of me.
God help us to trust you as you put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Help us know that you are in control of the process and will place the child in our family that you have intended from the foundation of the world.