"I saw it again this week - an announcement and gender revel on Facebook for a beautiful couple who has waited so long for a biological baby. They just adopted recently. And the comments that flooded their post were filled with sentiments along the same lines of "I just knew you'd get pregnant as soon as you adopted". I know it's innocent, but can we be frank? The message being communicated to that child already in their home [to my child, to all adopted children] is that they are simply a stepping stone on the path to getting what one really wants. An act of obedience before the Lord answers the parents' real desire. It communicates that they're less than. That they're not as worthy. That they were a second choice, a "well, then...", a Plan B."
Telling an expectant mama the story of why couples long to adopt is one of my favorite parts of creating a custom profile. It's rich and beautiful and so, so different every time. I really believe there is something invaluable in encouraging hopeful parents to remember why they're here and allowing expectant mamas to see … Continue reading OUR STORY | Why We Want(ed) to Adopt
"You are chosen, holy, and dearly loved."Colossians 3:12 I shared much of this on our Instagram [@forthischild.books] earlier this morning, but here's a tidbit to catch everyone up. My three year old and I cuddled on the couch a couple weeks ago, working together to make a "song book" for her Kindermusik class that turned … Continue reading Chosen and Loved
"And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, "Oh, there you are. I've been looking for you..."— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You It's okay. You can scroll back up and look at those captivating eyes one more time, if you'd like. I know I would. [I may be biases, but … Continue reading To the One Who Made Me a Mom