Yesterday at our garage sale it was fun to see people's reactions when they heard we were raising money for our adoption.  They would always ask where we were adopting from.  After they heard Haiti, some people asked more questions and some just left it at that.  A few asked me why we would go out of the country when there are so many babies here that need homes.  I told them that that was a valid question, but we are adopting from Haiti because we feel God has led us there.  We feel as though our child that God pre-destined to be in our family before the begining of time is in Haiti.  I also shared with them that our youngest son was adopted and he was born in Texas.  You see, we don't think that either domestic or international adoption is better.  We feel that you should go where God leads you.  That is always a good place to go.

I get so bothered when people claim that adoption is a fad right now, and that people are only adopting because Angelina Jolie did.  I feel as though people are awakening to what God has intended them to do all along.  I hope that more people will be open to the idea of adoption.  If more people were educated and aware of the problem, we could help eliminate the children in foster care that are waiting for parents, and the millions of orphans around the world that have lost one or both parent to disease and or famine.

So, I am proud to say that we are adopting from Haiti because God has led us there and I look forward to seeing him bring it all together in his perfect timing.

Jamie Ivey