This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Horton Hatches the Egg

On the recommendation of one of the families in our El Salvador Adoption Online Community, we purchased the Dr. Seuss Book Horton Hatches the Egg. I have always loved Dr. Seuss, and this book has some parallels with international adoption.

In the book, a mother bird can't continue to sit on her egg, so she asks Horton the Elephant to sit on it for her. He decides he will commit himself to it and is "faithful one hundred percent." All sorts of troubles come his way because of his resolve to care for the egg no matter what. After sitting faithfully on the egg for fifty one weeks, it finally hatches. A one-of-a-kind "Bird-Elephant" emerges and Horton is happy one hundred percent.

I'm going to hunt for a Spanish translation.