Adoption caution: Haitian orphans

Good word here from Together for Adoption about Haitian orphan adoption:

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.

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