I can't advocate for the adoption of children with special needs abroad- specifically those with Down syndrome- and ignore a child in my own back yard that's also living in the "system".
Well, the author has fessed up :) So now I thought I'd direct you over to her blog to learn more about how she is walking out this truth in her own life.
Shelley is another member of the Reece's Rainbow's Leadership team and board of directors and she isn't just talking the talk. She and I were talking several months ago when we discussed this exact issue and she put it into such 'real' terms. We both came away from that conversation knowing that we would follow God's call wherever it is. Especially those in close proximity who have the same needs as those afar.
Now, 6 months later, we're both taking the domestic adoption classes to possibly adopt children within a few hours of our homes. We're both walking blindly, unsure of what God has planned for us, but knowing that we'll follow each step of the way.