It’s not uncommon to hear a Christian couple say that they’ve “talked about adoption.” There’s a good chance that you, at some point or another, have considered what it might look like for you to adopt a child. There are many of us who “talk about it,” but we may not know how to take it beyond talk.
Adoption is a beautiful and, at times, intimidating subject. Intimidation can cause hesitation, especially if we aren’t sure how to help other than by adopting a child ourselves. Take a minute to consider how you might become involved in adoption. Are you willing to serve orphans? Do you have a heart to work with moms in crisis pregnancies? Have you thought about becoming part of the Foster Care System? Could it be time for you to adopt a child?
At The Village, we hope to deepen the level of conversation and action concerning adoption by sharing some real-life stories with you. We pray that God would use these stories to move you to look at how you might become involved, how you might adopt or how you might better support those in your community who are adopting or have been adopted.
In addition, we hope these stories will give you a fresh perspective on who God is and what He does in adopting us as His sons and daughters.
The Sims Family
The Sims’ story is wrought with God’s grace through adoption. Like all of our stories, it’s not glowing and perfect. They’ve experienced recurring miscarriages. They’ve endured the long waits often affiliated with adoptions. Through all this, God has given them beautiful insight into their own adoption as He has blessed them with their three kids: one biological, one adopted internationally and one adopted domestically.
Julie’s story is one of bravery, that of a “birth mom,” a term used for women who place their children up for adoption for a variety of reasons. We hope Julie’s perspective on adoption will help you to gain insight into the life of a birth mom, grow in compassion for kids in need of a home and desire to help women and men in need of support and counsel.