Today is National Adoption Day, an event which took on new meaning for us as we finalized the adoption of our two children this morning! Words cannot describe what it felt like to stand before the judge and hear him pronounce us a forever family, with all the rights and responsibilities this entails.
This has been a long journey for us, but it’s really quite amazing to glance back and see how the Lord has walked beside us each step of the way. He has blessed us beyond anything we could have imagined, and has brought us the two most wonderful kids on the planet (I may be a little biased, of course)!
The courthouse was so full of adoptive families that it was difficult to move around, and to think that this was going on in every city across the nation was a staggering thought. What a beautiful picture of the Gospel, and what a blessed glimpse of the day where the Father will call all his children home to be forever His!
“The Gospel is not a picture of adoption, adoption is a picture of the Gospel.”
~ John Piper
“If anybody understands God’s ardor for his children, it’s someone who has rescued an orphan from despair, for that is what God has done for us. God has adopted you. God sought you, found you, signed the papers and took you home.”
~ Max Lucado