The Adoption Decision :: Part One

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Once upon a time, Paul and I were driving through the city, when I suddenly blurted out: “I want to adopt a child.” Paul looked at me, somewhat surprised and raised his eye brows. I continued to explain my emotional outburst, “I feel so strongly about giving a child a home, I can’t explain where this desire is coming from. To be honest, I believe, any family who has the capacity and resources, should consider adoption. Especially, Christian families. After all, God adopted us as His children. It’s only (super)natural that we do the same.”

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will — to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. ~ Ephesians 1:4-6

I wasn’t sure what response to expect of Paul. But all he said was “I feel the same way. I think we should adopt.” And just like that a dream was born.

Two years later…

I had just started reading The Adoption Decision (a must-read for anyone thinking about adoption) when we found out that I was pregnant. Books about adoption and brochures from Christian adoption agencies were replaced with the pregnancy bible and parenting guides.

Now that Emma is 10 months old and we seem to have gotten a hang of this parenting thing (don’t quote me on this!), we feel that God is pushing us towards action.

A few weeks ago, we submitted our pre-application to a Californian adoption agency to attend the first of many mandatory information meetings. Here on Thrasher Home, I’ll be sharing our journey. It’s gonna be a roller coaster ride. Buckle up.

What are your thoughts about adoption? Do you know anyone who adopted? Would you consider adopting? Do share.

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