Saturday, April 11, 2009

Support

Sometimes you just need support....

I have been so impressed by you all. We have a lot of followers for a blog that is so new and we have 611 members of the "Promote Oklahoma Adoption Cause" on facebook. But guess what folks, it ain't enough. So what can I say to motivate you to hop on facebook and hit the limit of 60 invites to the cause today? What can I do to get you to pick up the phone and call ANYONE you know who is willing to write a story in ANY media outlet, call a friend who is a representative, call your adoption agency, or write an "article" for this blog? I sat here tonight - praise songs in the background trying to write something special, to get your attention....and then it came to me....Adoption, well it is biblical...

James 1:27 says, "religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Not everyone is called to adopt. Sometimes I think I should and sometimes I think it isn't what God wants for my family. But this I know, I am called to look after orphans. I do it in my job, I have adopted members in my family, and I am CALLED to do something. Today - what are you called to do? Want to adopt? Contact an Agency. Want to change the law? Send us an e-mail, we can give you assignments. Want to contribute? Donate money so someone who can't afford, has the finances to adopt. Want to love? Consider fostering. But my friends, you are called to do something. And on a weekend where we celebrate the fact that our Father gave everything so that we might be saved and adopted into his family, what will you do, so that a little one has hope.....hope of a family?

Things you can do today:
1. Follow the blog. (click on the tool to the right)
2. Join the cause on facebook and invite those to join.
3. Add the "Promote Ok Adoption" button to your blog.
4. Comment on this post.
5. Pray - and do what you feel called to do - and e-mail us with what it was.
6. If you know anyone in the house of representatives please contact them with this information and have them contact us at our email.

God has plans for us friends. And we are so eager to see what God does with this.

Contact us via e-mail if you are interested in writing an "article" for this blog at adoptok@gmail.com

6 comments:

Rebekah said...

We are so blessed to have a relationship with the babies' birthfamily. It wasn't like that with Steven's adoption (we only met Auntie E), but since we (mainly I) were involved in the last few weeks of the pregnancy, we got to know each other more.

It is a huge blessing and answer to prayer!

samsmom said...

I put a button on my blog and am so proud of you ladies for taking this on. We adopted our little one from Nevada and cannot even fathom this idea of the birth mother having to go to court. It is hard enough on birth mothers without such a tough process to go through.

Damon and Shannon said...

Girl, you are amazing! When on earth you find time to do stuff like this is beyond me! Very, very cool blog! I am so proud of your efforts. I will do what I can to help further the cause!!
Sophie's mom was able to surrender her in anonymity, otherwise I wonder too if we might never have had her...Everyday I look at her and think how blessed we are that God placed her with us and that her mother was brave enough to carry her to term even when she knew she couldn't keep her.
Bless you for all you do!
Miss you guys!
Shannon

Sweetie Pie said...

Where can I get more information about exactly what the goals of Promote Oklahoma Adoption are? Are your proposed legislative changes available to read anywhere?

Promoting OK adoption said...

Hey Sweetie Pie! If you give me your email I can attach the amendment to an email. We considered posting it but it's 6 pages and most people would get tired of reading. You lawyers have a way with words that most of us get lost in! You can email me at mollykshockley@hotmail.com

As far as goals...promote OK adoption in anyway possible. Our first goal was getting this law changed, but it's become more than that as we want people to feel like they can ask questions here and get good answers about OK adoption.

Hope this helps! Sorry to not be more organized!

G & H said...

I can't find you on facebook! Help!