Sunday, June 26, 2011

Check it out!

Posted by Angie at 10:49 AM
**Note: the blog post described below has since been deleted by the blog's author, due to the controversy it caused.

Today we are thrilled to announce that we have been featured on Better After, a design blog that is truly inspiring.  I mean really, check out this example of one of the transformations!
 Wow, right?!  If you are a Better After reader swinging over here for the first time, hiiiii!  Welcome to our cozy little corner in blog land.  We are so glad you are here!

There is a vibrant discussion about adoption taking place in the comment section of the post, I encourage you all to check it out and weigh in.

Have a beautiful Sunday everyone!

Much love,
Future Mama


Brooke Annessa said...

Believe me, I "weighed in". Trying REALLY hard not to go and "weigh in" again! :)


Nicole Franks said...

Hi there! I just wanted to give you some encouragement.  My heart was breaking for you while I was reading the first of the comments.  I was shocked that people could be so hateful and assumptive.  The way you responded with grace and poise, and wisdom, I applaud that.  Wanted to also mention that Jesus often ended his parables with, let those who have ears, hear.  For your post there, and your blog here I know those who have ears will hear, and God is using you not only to be a future mama, but to plant seeds while you wait.  May God bless you and keep you! 

Karen said...

I just wanted to encourage you today.  Please don't let the uneducated comments of others get you down.  My husband and I are in the process of adopting 2 children from the Congo, and yes it is very expensive. Like most adoptive parents we are doing what we can to fund this ourselves, but we feel an urgency to help these children.  It is incredulous that many said wait until you can afford it.  Every day I wait another child goes hungry or is abused or dies.  How can we possibly wait.  If God has called you to this journey He will see you through to the end. I will pray for you and your child to be.  God bless.

Tarynkay said...

I just wanted to say- no matter what you do, someone will find fault with it. My husband and I are working on adopting domestically. Like you, we prayed and researched and thought long and hard about this choice. We have many, many extremely good, just, ethical, and thoroughly unselfish reasons for doing this, just as I am sure you do regarding adopting through Taiwan. (Two major ones, for us: 1) Can we ethically navigate the adoption system of a foreign nation? and 2) Can we deprive a child from all contact with his or her birth family and birth culture?) But when we talk to people about it, an unbelievable amount of people question it. They want to know why we're not adopting internationally, or through the foster care system, or... you get the idea. I have friends who are trying to do foster-adopt, and people ask how they can be part of a system that "steals" babies from parents. I think that a lot of this is just because people don't know a lot about adoption. They hear something somewhere and don't research more, because why would they? Educating people graciously is the best answer, and your response on the other blog did just that.

Mary De Bastos said...

I'm sorry that your post on Better After was not widely received. I'm even more sorry that it was deleted so not more people could see it. I actually didn't know what to say, so I didn't say anything, I just donated because I don't want you to not keep trying.  People can be mean and hurtful, but just keep doing what you are doing.  Good luck. One of my dearest friends is from Taiwan.

Val said...

I wanted to chime in with your other readers to encourage you to ignore the naysayers and keep going. You are never going to please everyone and people think that because they aren't face to face with you that they can say mean, hurtful things without regard to your feelings. I firmly believe that you should never post something that you wouldn't say in person. That being said - good luck on your journey!

Megan Carr on June 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM said...

I saw the post...and read the comments.  Ugh.  I was so frustrated that I needed some time to form a response, and then the post was gone.  I'm so sorry if that caused you anxiety or hurt.  Never doubt the calling God has placed within your heart.  I know others' doubts, questions and words can certainly cause pain, but know that our God is greater, stronger and higher.  (aren't you just singin' Chris Tomlin right now?!  *wink*) 

Future Mama on June 29, 2011 at 8:59 AM said...

Dear all,

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and love when I needed them most!  I appreciate all of you for taking the time to chime in such thoughtful and positive comments.  You make my life brighter every day and I am so blessed!

Much love,
Future Mama

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