Guest Post:: What Adoption is.

We have been so encouraged by the positive feedback we’ve gotten about pursuing adoption! Thank you all so much for your support! It means so much!

I thought I would share this, as I know before our journey, a lot of my personal beliefs about adoption were very naive and came from a place of lack of understanding. (I got this idea from another blog I read, and I hesitate to post it without crediting the correct person, but I cannot find her for the life of me! – If you read this, thank you!)

What adoption is NOT:
  • Adoption does not make us special or better than anyone.
  • Does not make our adopted child(ren) more blessed than others’ or our own biological children.
  • Isn’t an opportunity to be the “Great White Saviors” for children all over the world. Jesus is the Savior.
  • Does not make us more caring and loving than other parents, in fact, we will not be able to adopt or walk this journey without the compassion, love and help of others like you.
  • Adopting from a foreign country is not saying those children are more deserving than children in the US and vise versa.
Adoption IS however…
  • A God given passion and a biblical command. (James 1:27)
  • Makes us aware of God’s love for us. (John 14:18)
  • A lengthy process that will teach us a whole lot about patience, and reliance upon Jesus.
  • Brings our prejudices to the surface so they can be confessed. (Colossians 3:11)
  • Allows us to be a part of something that is greater than ourselves.
  • Teaches us that we are not the center of our own universes.
  • Confronts us in that we are not in control. (Isaiah 55:8)
  • Allows our child(ren) to grow up by experiencing God’s creativity in each of us.
More posts to catch you up (some) are listed below!
Patrick and Sear