Uplifting story

May 16, 2007 | Human Life, Motherhood | 1 comment

I’m still wiping tears from my eyes after reading this story on Feminine-genius, about a couple who arrived in China to adopt what they thought was a healthy baby girl, only to find out after meeting her that she had very serious medical problems. The Chinese agency offered to replace her with a healthy child. Since this was their first child, they felt completely unprepared to handle a special-needs daughter. Check out the story to see how it all unfolded.

===UPDATE===
I see that Melanie covered this story as well, and I love her take on it. I’m going to be thinking about this all day (especially as I struggle a bit with the latest crop of pregnancy/medical issues that have recently come up): “This is what love means, what openness to life means. We are all stronger than we think.” Very insightful. Truly, God will give us the strength we need.

1 Comment

  1. Amber

    What an incredible story – and what a last line! We are all so much stronger than we think we are, if we only go forth to attempt what we are called to do.

    I can’t get over how disposable the little girl was to the Chinese authorities. It was like she was a stuffed toy rather than a human being. I can’t imagine what would have happened to her if the couple had turned their backs and taken another child.

    What a story!

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