Early on in our adoption journey, a well-meaning person told me she wished that Craig and I could have one of our own children some day. After I picked up my jaw from the floor and before I turned Hulk on her, I thought to myself, “She doesn’t get it.”
As we prepare for the finalization of Isaac’s adoption, I am reminded of this naivety. She didn’t understand that adoption describes how you enter a family. It is neither a label nor an indicator of how someone is valued. Imagine sitting down to dine with a family that has adopted. Certainly the parents wouldn’t use an introduction like, “These are my sons Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John- he’s adopted.” I point out the silliness of this, because adoption is every part of having a family of your own.
A Place at the Table
An Ephesians 1:5 Blog
"In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will." -Eph. 1:5 (NIV)
I am an adopted daughter of Christ sharing how God is at work as we grow our family through adoption.
I pray that I can begin to express in words how God's been at work in our lives. I pray that He will be glorified as we share with others. I pray for you! I pray that as you read this you will see God at work in your own life and that your relationship with Him will be blessed.