"I want to know if you would ever consider adopting another child?"
Great question, Laura! And thanks for asking. (I would love to "link" you, but you didn't link yourself! Feel free to let us know where you blog (if you want to) in the comments!)
So- would I adopt again?
Quick answer: Sure!
More thought out answer: Probably not.
Real answer: No idea...
Avé asked me the other day, "Why we have no baby in this family?" I tried to answer her by saying, "We DO have a baby in this family- YOU! YOU are my baby!" But she wasn't buying it. She said she was a "BIG GIRL!" and asked again why we don't have a baby in this family.
Well, I do NOT plan on having any more babies- meaning pregnancies. I'm no spring chicken, you know! But would I adopt again? Yes. Absolutely. On one condition.
I would have to really feel like God was asking us to do so.
That's my condition. That's it. If that's where He leads, we would be foolish not to follow. I mean, when I try to imagine our lives without Avé... well... it just seems so sad! It just seems like we would be missing out on so much!!! And I've shared before that the reason we decided to adopt in the first place is because over 9 years ago I felt God drop the idea in my heart.
But for the moment I am not feeling led in that direction. I did ask Av if she thought we should adopt a "baby" from Ethiopia and she said, "Yes." (I would rather adopt an older child- toddler or above- rather than a baby. Just FYI.) I asked if she thought we should adopt a brother or a sister and she said, "Brother." I told her, "You know that 'sister' means girl and 'brother' means boy, right? So would you want a brother-boy, or a sister-girl?" and again she said, "Brother." Hmmmm...
I told her, "Well... go tell Daddy!" :-)
Keep the questions coming! Feel free to ask anything you like.