This post is part of "Life on the Inside", which is a series that gives a glimpse into our adoptive family's daily life. Please read this series with a discerning attitude that is quick to listen and slow to speak.
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First, another blogger that understands. Such a good post. I had to read this in very small sections, allowing myself time to look away and blink back tears because I didn’t have time to fix my makeup.
Second, after publishing the first round of posts in this series, I realized that I had left out some important things.
- As unexpectedly difficult as life is, PJ and I are 150,000% in support of adoption. In fact, our desire is that we are not yet at the end of our adoption journey. We hope to be a safety net for teenagers who are about to age out of foster care without a family. This, of course, will need to wait until our older kids are either stable or grown, but we are leaving ourselves open to stay in the adoption world. As we move to this next phase of life, we plan to be influencers and mobilizers within the church, laying out the need for adoptive families because…
- As long as there are brave mamas choosing adoption instead of abortion, as long as there are are over 400,000 kids in foster care and 100,000 ready to be adopted, as long as our world is a mess and there are orphans in every country…Church, we must live in such a way that displays our Father’s heart for adoption.
- While reading these posts might make you feel like screaming “no way!” to adoption, I want you to hear this: it is worth it. Yeah, it’s a sacrifice. A huge one. But because of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, we are able to sacrifice in all the ways necessary to love and parent these kids. And you can, too.
Again, we are incredibly pro-adoption. I have written about the reality of our lives not to discourage, but to inform and aid understanding.
If you’d like to read the rest of the series, you can go to Life on the Inside. As always, thanks for reading and feel free to contact me with questions!