Boys and Broken Hearts

In regards to my post about little men, I just want to say that I don’t judge why anyone picks a particular child. That is none of my business. I have lots and lots of respect for all the families adopting from this orphanage and I am certain that they picked the right child(ren) for their family.

But, my heart is still broken for the boys. Where are their families?

I’ve gotten a couple of interesting responses to my that post. It’s not just me who sees this. It’s not just this orphanage or this country. All over the world, including in our own country.

There are so many factors which make a child adoptable, it seems. Age, special needs, description, referral photo. Why in the world is gender one of those factors?

Being here has only strengthened my desire to fight for these children. Especially the boys.

I would like to challenge you to pray the prayer “Break my heart for what breaks Yours.” I will warn you though, be prepared. You may end up half a world away like we are!

2 thoughts on “Boys and Broken Hearts”

  1. It seems so weird that boy´s are often the last one´s adopted. Boys are so wonderful in so many ways and actually they are in many ways far easier to handle than girls (certainetly they don´t throw fits over clothes or makeup ;)) and they are just pure joy to be with. I worked once in a kindergarten and it were the boys that stole my heart far more than the girls. So it´s wonderful that you´re bringing Ilya home as your boy!

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