Kyle and I are in the process of adopting a little girl from China!! We are very excited about this Journey that God has called us to do. We are extremely excited about adding another member to our family! We are just getting started on our journey. We just finished our first home study and we are busy filling out the mounds of paperwork and going through A LOT of training to become adoptive parents.!! I will fill you in on more of the details in a later blog post about how we came to this decision, and why we chose China specifically. For now, here are some helpful resources that we used to get a better understanding of what adoption means and why we as Christians should aid in Orphan care.
This is a book Kyle and I read before we came to the finite decision to adopt!
A few of our favorite verses that have really spoken to us through this process are :
John 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Psalms 10:14,17-18 You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
James 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Psalms 68:5-6 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Matthew 18:5 And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.