Why We Are Adopting
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.James 1:17, NASB
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.Psalms 127: 3-5, NASB
These passages of scripture have been so powerful to us in our journey to grow our family; from the beginnings of infertility when we felt a tug on our hearts towards adoption, reminders like these helped us to prove faithful to God. Through the adoption of our daughter, we’ve learned so much, but most importantly that a child is the greatest gift we could ever imagine receiving.
Our hopes and dreams for our child are not incredibly different from that of most parents, and while these cannot be summed in short, we believe it is important for our child to know their entrance into our lives was through an act of love by their first parent(s). Our child will know their adoption story, and as they grow older, we welcome the possibility of birthparents being a friend and resource for him or her.
As we raise our child, some of the things we want to instill are the knowledge that they can speak openly with us when they have questions, that they will be comforted by us in times of trouble, and that they will receive unconditional love. We hope to provide a sense of belonging in the world for our child, and for him or her to have a relationship with God. It’s important for our child to learn to be humble, to treat people with respect, and to strive for success while finding happiness in whatever they choose to do in life.