Ephesians 1:5 states, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.”
I can honestly say that I have learned more about God’s character through our adoption journey than at any other point in my life. Parenting has brought a whole new understanding of the words “unconditional love.” Honestly I never knew how much I could love someone in such a short amount of time. The moment Abby was placed in my arms, my heart was hers for life. DNA was not a factor in our bond as mother and child. I also learned of unconditional love through the actions of Abby’s birthmother. It is only out of pure selflessness and love that someone can make the decision to place her child for adoption. It is the type of love that I will tell Abby about every day of her life.
If you have been touched by adoption, I would love for you to join in celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month! Here are some ways to get involved: