When people hear we are adopting from the DRC, they often respond with "Your adopting from the Congo! Why? How did that come about?".
Well, it all started with a little spark all four us seemed to have to adopt a child in need. We all assumed it would be a local adoption. We knew there was such a great need for adoptive parents here. Then came Tim....
He walked into my husband office sharing his joy of adopting a child from the DRC. Jamey came home very excited about it! I wasn't real sure about it, until I researched the DRC. After finding out the circumstances in the DRC, I was in shock. I was very mad that I was not educated on how bad things were there. I questioned why we hear about and help other countries more than this one. My heart was simply put...sad for the Congolese people, especially the children.
I know children in th USA need homes, but I know most have shelter and food and have a chance to live past five. I guess I soon found my heart going out to the most needy. Finally, after reading Tim's family's blog, I knew I was going to give a Congolese child a chance and most importantly my heart.