Wow, so I really had all of my questions about whether its irresponsibility or faith to just throw financial caution to the wind and say, God called us to do this, we're doing it now and we are trusting him to provide us with the means! I had the mindset that it was all about US. Could WE afford this? What could WE do so that we could WE afford this. What could WE do to make this happen. Well I had a little wake up call... its not about US. Its about God seeing a child without a family, being an advocate for that orphan and placing a desire on our hearts half a world away to adopt. God already has a plan for how He will bring this child home and we are just a part of it. So this revelation I had (while reading another adoptive mom's blog) really made me realize how silly I was being with all the fretting I've been doing over how we could afford to adopt. God already had a plan for us and THAT is why we felt the call to adopt. I think I always had this idea that people who adopted were "rich" but now I realize that most of them were probably just like us, stepping out in faith and later being able to testify to the love that God has for the orphan. When you feel that call on your heart, its God using you to meet needs that you cannot even see.
External religious worship that is pure and unblemished in the sigh of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated by the world.
James 1:27 Amplified
Psalm 68:5 “A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.