You know how six months after you’re married everyone starts asking, “So when are you having kids?”
Same type of thing happens once you adopt.
“So, are you going to adopt again?”
And quite honestly it seems like most families who adopt once, adopt again. And sometimes again, and again, and again.
So it’s a fair question.
And I always react with this really pronounced pause.
Then, “Well, we don’t currently have plans to.”
Because I’ve learned not to say “No” to God. That’s basically like telling an eight-year-old boy “I double-dog dare you”.
You know, because I told him we were not having more kids 6 years. Two was good.
And he laughed at me. Probably hysterically. In a loving sort of way, of course
So I will say that we currently do not have plans to adopt again. Mark and I are both passionate about orphans but are focused, mostly through our work with World Orphans, on the millions of kids who will never be adopted internationally. How we can we keep, or place, them in families? How can we show them the love of Christ?
And of course, there’s the book - my own little crusade to help as many OTHER people adopt as possible.
But, I won’t say never. I’m too smart for that.