I don't know how to answer the question "Why are you adopting?" Which is funny, since we've had to send an official statement about it to our adoption agency, the grant we've applied for, and to the Ethiopian government. I guess I should say that I don't know how to answer it in less than 45 minutes. There are so MANY things I want to say about adoption.
But guess what? Someone ELSE blogged about it and I absolutely love what she had to say! Please go check her blog post out. It will give you some insight into my heart:
As passionate as I am about adoption, I'm just as passionate about the work Heart for Africa is doing in Swaziland. You cannot adopt Swazi children. Orphans are being raised and educated in the children's homes because they are the future of their country and our prayer is that they will help change the trajectory of Swaziland one day. Adoption is NOT the cure-all for our problems here in the US or worldwide. It helps alleviate a bit of the symptoms sometimes.
Anyway, stop reading my blog & go read that other one. :)