Friday, August 25, 2006

Now for a post that's almost entirely plagiarized:

Today I discovered a letter on the Shaohannah's Hope website which so perfectly described the reasons we love adoption that I had to share it. I've modified it a little, but for all intents and purposes, it's not mine and I cannot take credit:

We recognize that adoption is a perfect picture of what God has done for each of us in making us His children through Christ. Psalm 68:5-6 tells us that as the Father to the fatherless, God delights in setting the lonely in families. Our experience is already proving that the scriptural mandate of caring for orphans, such as the one found in James 1:27, is really a wonderful invitation to experience God in a profound way by being a part of His sovereign plan for His precious children.
Working from these foundational truths, we believe that our adoption journey will enable a child living without the love and hope of an earthly family to be adopted into a "covenant home." There we will be able to provide not only the love and support needed for this life, but also provide our daughter with the knowledge of God's plan for her eternal life with a forever family called The Body of Christ.

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