excerpt from AdoptingOnline.com...
few years ago I was caring for a baby who was going
to be adopted. I had him in my arms and was standing
outside my church after services when Grace, a
woman I knew, came up to me. She was spry and cheerful
at the age of 82 and she looked at the child with
are so wonderful,' she said. She was quiet for
a time. 'I wish I had known you when I was younger.
I would have asked you to find a baby for me to
adopt.' It turned out she and her husband were
unable to have children of their own.
was a loving person who was always around children,
so I had assumed she was a mother. But on that
Sunday morning, I learned she had lived her whole
without the joy of sharing her love with a son
didn't know what to do or where to begin,' she
said. 'So we never did have a baby.' If only someone
long ago had helped her get started on the road
to adoption, she would have had her little one.
like Grace, you are unable to have a biological
child or have always wanted to adopt and with all
your heart you want to love, nurture and bring
up a child, then you should set out to find yours.
Fifty-five years ago there was a child out there
who was meant for Grace and today there is a child
waiting, or yet to be born, who is meant for you."