As the years go by, my view on adoption has changed. I have gone from desiring an adorable newborn, cute and cuddly-one that would fit "perfectly" into our family, one that would love you from the beginning, to also thinking -what about the million other orphans? The teens, the special needs, the ones who won't love you right off, the ones who might even detest you, the ones who may be hard to love, the ones who will push you away. God has graciously opened my heart to see the enormous need and to experience the joy older orphans and special needs orphans can bring into your home. Though I would still be thrilled with a newborn, my heart now desires any child that may need a home. An orphan is an orphan, no matter the age. Every orphan matters! There are millions of children that aren't "adorable" babies, teens who need someone to want them - to love them, to cherish them. Just because your age is older doesn't mean you don't need someone to love and take care of you. Even now as I am an adult I still need the love of my family; that will never change. We are made to love and be loved.
Consider the call to love the orphans, to open your heart to the immense need around the world!