As I may or may not have mentioned previously on this blog, I have felt called by God to adopt for a long time. For a while now, I have been aware that if one does the math, my children might already be living in the world somewhere. It's better for them if they aren't, because I won't be ready to adopt for a good ten years at least yet, but they could be.
A couple days ago, I was browsing Reece's Rainbow when I came across the most beautiful girl. Her name on the website is "Tatiana" and she is on this page: http://reecesrainbow.org/category/waiting-children/hiv-6 . Part of me feels like SHE IS MY CHILD. It makes no sense; the math does not work out.
"Tatiana" will age out, onto the streets, in eight years. Eight years from now, I will be just barely finishing Rabbinical school, with enormous debt, struggling to establish a career and scrambling to pay it off. My time to adopt will come when I am an established professor and can take a semester or year off to stay home with my new child/ren.
So I guess what I'm saying is that if God wills it, "Tatiana" could hypothetically be mine when she is fifteen and I am 27. But better for her, and for me, much better, if someone else gets there first.
All the best to "Tatiana"! Someone go get her, please!
"My" beautiful girl:
"Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is."
I believe in God.
I believe in God.
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