Perhaps you feel God's tug on your heart to welcome an orphan into your home.
If so, one of the best things you can do is commit being a listener, a learner, as you enter the adoption process.
Today, I've gathered some links that paint a picture of the realities of adoption. This is a good place to start.
1. Listen by Carissa Woodwyk from Tapestry on Vimeo. I found this video through Lauren Casper's blog and her adoption series this month. Carissa Woodwyk was adopted from Korea. In this video, Carissa shares about the losses in the life of every adoptee and how adoptive parents can help.
2. Lisa Qualls of One Thankful Mom is a mother of 12 through birth and adoption. In this one hour radio interview she shares about how her family adopted four unrelated children from Ethiopia and how forming a new family impacted her bio kids. If you are thinking about adding to your existing family through adoption, please listen to Lisa's interview. I played it as I folded laundry last night. Worth every minute!
3. Working for Justice in Adoption - A true story of international adoption.
4. More than 10,000 families want to adopt orphan Davion Only - A follow-up to the story of the teenage boy in Florida who spoke at a local church, asking for someone to adopt him. The first story is here.