Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Why Ethiopia?

When people find out that you are adopting a child from Ethiopia, you get a lot of questions.  I love the fact that people are curious and we are able to share a little about our journey.  I have addressed some of those questions before, but there is one I wanted to answer again.

"Why adopt from Ethiopia?" was one question that I could never really answer in a way that truly relays our reason.  I would try to answer with, "it was a country that we meet the age classifications for" or " we were so moved by friends who have adopted from Ethiopia".  And sometimes I would just reply, "It just felt right".

Now while all of these answer are true, it is not the reason.  We now have the answer.  One that we got on June 16, 2010.  His name is Tate E. Plumb. 

The moment we saw him, we instantly knew that God had lead us to this little boy.  His face felt like home.  I have never been more convinced in my life of God's plan for us.  He perfectly orchestrated  bringing a family together through a  little boy in Ethiopia and a couple in Oklahoma.

We didn't choose Ethiopia.  God knew that our son was there.  Ethiopia chose us.  I am just so thankful that we listened.


wildflowers said...

absolutely! well written & said.

we have a post on this same question, entitled 'because' .

Thompson 5 said...

I know why you chose Ethiopia!! ;)

Becky said...

You've given me chills...Your insight is truly amazing.

The Busters said...

Well said!! Your boy is truly special!!

Tracy said...

I love this post. I just told my husband tonight that our boys feel so divinely placed into our family! They fit just perfectly. I love how you said that your son's face feels like home.


Jennifer said...

Great post! Perfect answer.....good luck on your journey to bring home your little boy :)