WOW! I really don't feel as if I should even have to explain myself but I will. To the "anonymous" comment poster:
Do you know my family? Do you know our financial situation? And that we have prayed about our situation many, many times and know without a shadow of a doubt that this is what our Jesus wants us to do? That we choose to use the agency we do because of the reputation it has. One of integrity and respect. They are knowledgeable beyond a doubt. We are not choosing to adopt through an agency because of the "Lynden" stigma. Trust me we are FAR from being part of that and really we don't even live there. Can I just address that as well? We have many, many friends at our church who have adopted their children through agencies. Not because they are wanting to "fit in" or be apart of what others are doing. They have prayerfully considered their options and chosen to fully live out James 1:27 "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." Wow. My husband and I have always felt adopting through the state, though more reasonable in price, is not for us. We have suffered through four pregnancy losses. One being at 19 weeks. We have watched our friends struggle through state adoption situations that have dragged on for years. This is not for us.
I have removed your comments from my blog and ask that your refrain from sharing them here. I find it wounding and very disrespectful. Use your words carefully. I know that only our Jesus should be the one to judge. Shame on you.