Adoption caution: Haitian orphans
Given the current situation in Haiti, here is my question to those who are interested in adopting a child from Haiti: “How long are you willing to wait to give a Haitian orphan a home?”
My concern is that our compassion for Haiti’s orphans, our desire to give them a home, won’t have the necessary patience (endurance) to see it through.
What Haiti’s orphans need once adoption opens back up is Christians who have gospel-endurance.
Also see the very fine book When Helping Hurts (Moody).
Wisdom should guide our compassion and actions, all of which should bathed in prayer and washed in God’s Word.