We need more families.
That's the bottom line.
There are 30 families ready to care for Haitian kids who need to come to our country for medical reasons.
We need 50.
For all of those who contacted us from Houston...this opportunity is now open to you.
Just so I get less hate mail:
There is an agency here in Texas working with an organization in Haiti to bring children over to the US for surgery and other medical needs.
This is very different than fostering for those of you familiar with that process. You will need some training, a home study, criminal background checks...stuff that you would need for an adoption. The difference is, you don't need money (like you would for an adoption). The other difference is, these kids will not be wards of the state. They won't belong to CPS. So, lots of the crazy rules and weirdness that go along with fostering won't be there. If you have fostered before you know what I'm talking about.
I'm about to leave the house, but if you are interested in this opportunity to care for Haiti's orphans and you live in or near Austin, Bryan/College Station, or Houston please contact me through EMAIL.
If we don't get 50 families, we've been told this can't happen. The kids can't come. I'm not trying to be dramatic here, but the truth is the kids will sit in Haiti suffering, many dying of silly things like infection when care is readily available for them here in the states.
Please pray about your involvement.
When I get home this afternoon, my goal is to sit down and write something about how hard of a decision this is.
We're struggling too.
This seems insane.
But I'm trusting that God will speak to each of us, and if He is prompting us to trust Him and do this crazy kingdom thing, that we will throw out our lists of why we can't and say yes...maybe a shaky, I'm scared, this makes me have diarrhea yes...but yes.
Please spread the word wisely.
I want God's people to know about this need, but I also want to protect these agencies from anything...any people...any powers that would come against what it is God is doing through them.