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So the question from the Sandbox Writing Challenge this week via Janet Thomas’ blog at Elixir: Creative and Reflective Writing was:
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When was the last time not getting what you wanted
turned out to be a stroke of luck?

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This should have been a no brainer for me because the answer is right in front of my eyes every day in pix all over out house. The last time we didn’t get what we wanted that turned out to be a stroke of luck (no, a blessing) was when we adopted our daughter!

Now that may sound weird, so let me explain. We had been on the adoption list for a little girl from China for a couple years. Our whole focus had been to begin to learn about Chinese culture because we had NO intention of her growing up without knowing her roots. But as happens in foreign adoptions, you can only be so many years older than the child you’re adopting (to ensure they will be cared for), and during that waiting period Drollery slipped into that category.

When we found out that adoption was off, they asked us what we wanted to do. We asked, “Which country would be the quickest to process an adoption?” Turned out to be India. So without a second thought we said we’d be fine with that. The important thing was to provide a home for a child who was likely to slip through the cracks.

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Kavitha, Child Find Orphanage, India, Summer 1988

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Stef & Jess, wedding, June 3, 2006

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And that is how we came to adopt 7-year-old Kavitha (Stef). We realized right away when we got her home we were a perfect fit. God orchestrated the whole thing so well. She couldn’t be more like like her dad (Drollery) if she’d been born into our family! LOL So what we thought was going to turn into a disaster or at least a major drama, turned out to be such a blessing. You just never know what life has in store for you. Sometimes finding out can be a real adventure!

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For the complete story of Stef’s adoption, which had its moments of drama, please see Choosing Adoption.

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Picture Credit:
Dalai Lama —  colorfully.eu
Kavitha — Holt International Children’s Services
Stef Wedding — moi

 

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