Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Adopted for Life and Other Friends Adopting

This book has been highly recommended to us! I received it as a gift for Christmas and have just started into it. It's already blowing me away! It's a free audio book download this month from here. Check it out.

As copied from the Hyatts' blog, this book is for:
  • families who want to adopt and wonder whether they should
  • parents of children who've been adopted and wonder how to raise them from here
  • middle-aged fathers and mothers whose children have just told them they are thinking about adoption
  • the man who flinches when his wife raises the issue of adoption because he wants his "own kids" -- and who hates himself a little for thinking like that
  • the wife who keeps the adoption application papers in a pile on the exercise bicycle upstairs -- as a "last resort" -- but who is praying fervently right now for two lines of purple to show up on her home pregnancy test
  • the single twenty-something who assumes that he will marry after a couple of years in the post-college job forces, find a nice girl, have a honeymoon for three or four years, and then they'll start thinking about getting pregnant
  • the pastor who preaches about adoption as an alternative to abortion ... but who has never considered how to envision for his congregation what it would mean to see family after family after family in the church directory in which the children bear little resemblance to, and maybe even don't share the skin color of, their parents
  • the elderly couple who tithe their Social Security check, dote on their grandchildren, and wonder how they can tangibly help the young couple who ask for prayer every month that they might be parents -- and who never seem to show up for Mother's Day services (Moore, 2009, p. 19).
The Hyatts are some friends from our church, and we were in the same community group for a few months. Tanya talking about this book was part of God confirming adoption in my heart. They are in process of adopting a girl from Ch!na and are seeing God provide in some amazing ways. Check out their site and pray about whether God would lead you to help bring their little girl home.

No comments:

Post a Comment