I know I haven’t updated in awhile about the status of our adoption. There is not a lot noticeably happening in our process, but there is much happening under the surface.
I have always harbored a desire to adopt so when we jumped into this journey… OK, we actually carefully and slowly waded into the pool… I feel like I was naive. Well-intention-ed but naive.
As I have learned about adoption ethics, the terrible state of the adoption process in a lot of countries, and orphan care as a whole– adoption is not the only answer of how Christians could and should be caring for the orphan– it’s like scales have fallen from my eyes. This journey is painful and messy. It’s hard and long and sanctifying and worth it.
I have a lot to say, but I’m not ready to say it yet.
Just know, my heart has been broken and changed and reformed and God is doing something miraculous inside of me. If anything, I have realized that this adoption will not only change the life of one orphan girl who finds a forever family and a forever home with us– it is irreversibly changing her mother as well. And for this I am grateful.