It's the middle of National Adoption month, but adoption is part of our lives everyday. We love to tell the story of our family to encourage others and hope someone will be inspired to let God put a lonely little one in their family through adoption.
A couple of resources that we hope you find encouraging and compelling:
Myadoptingstory is a newly launched website dedicated to resourcing adoptive families and encouraging those wishing to begin the adoption journey themselves. They make available the resources to raise funds for the costs of adopting, hoping financial obligations will never be the reason anyone cannot adopt. The mini-version of our story, along with other families are found on the site. Still few in number, pass this resource along so we can build our adopting story community.
Choosing to SEE, a newly released book by Mary Beth Chapman (wife of Steven Curtis Chapman) is unlike any book I've ever read. It is a heart-wrenching, honest look at the tragedy her family encountered in the loss of their youngest Chinese daughter only a few years ago. She allows us to rejoice with her in the love and life adoption brings, but also to grieve and be left questioning so much about our earthly life and the pain it can bring. Her story will pull you into the beautiful world of an adopted family like no other.
Share any resources you have found that have touched on adoption and encouraged or challenged you.
In a world full of fatherless children, we pray God continues to use His Body to put the lonely in families.