That's a question we are asked quite often, and it is a very legitimate question. A question that I sometimes ask myself when I feel like I'm buried under a pile of snow. Yes, we have four beautiful little girls and our hands and hearts are full! We couldn't ask God for more. He has blessed us beyond measure! We did not know God had more children in store for us after we had Ammadea, our fourth and youngest daughter. When Ammadea was born, we had four children under the age of four. Annalee and Ellie had special needs, and Abe was still a very hard working truck driver, and yes, I was busy! Yet, God started working in our lives to open our eyes that we still had room for more. After all a handful makes five, right? :) We had no idea that God would bring Vika into our lives. We did not look for any children to adopt, but He started working in our lives so that we would be ready to hear His call when He called us. When I came across Vika's picture on someone's blog, God stirred my heart to cause me to find out more about her. I started reading about the country in which she lives and that she had been transferred from the baby orphanage to an institution, which is what happens with pretty much all special needs children around the age of 4. I found some families, who had personally met her, that were advocating for her so that she would find a family soon. At that point, I had no idea what kind of "institution" she was placed in. I read about the happy little girl she was and how she loved to dance and laugh, and I prayed that God would take care of her wherever she was. That same afternoon, I was working in the office, when Ellie got up from her nap like she always does. She sat on my lap and saw Vika's picture. She wanted to know what her name was and where her parents were. I explained to her that Vika was in an orphanage and that she did not live with her mommy and daddy. Her very first response was, "Well, then she should just be in our family." I had not even thought that far yet! :) For a child, everything is always so simple. When Abe came home that evening, I shared Vika's story with him. I was sure he would think I had lost my mind, but God had already prepared him, too. After much researching, praying and seeking the Lord , we knew that God was calling us to adopt her. We found a wonderful missionary who was working in Vika's orphanage and gave us an update with pictures on her. We learned that she was loved and well taken care of. When God calls us to do something, the only thing that God expects from us is to obey. He will take care of everything else. Did I have worries and doubts and fears about how we would accomplish such a call? Yes, we did! Do I still have worries and fears? Yes, I do. Do we know that this is what God called us to do? Yes, we do!