Here are some resources for Adoption Month that you may find helpful regardless of whether or not you, or people you know, are adopting.
This sermon by John Piper is a good reminder of our need to trust in "the all-sufficiency of God's future grace"... and I certainly need that reminder!
Ever go to pray and you're not sure what to say? Not sure how to pray for orphans? Here is a Foster Care Prayer Guide with a lot of helpful ideas.
Considering adoption but not sure where to start? Jillian, an adoptive mama over at Adding a Burden shares eight ways to get the ball rolling. See her post here.
A few weeks ago we talked about the idea of a Blessingway and making a baby shower more meaningful. I found this description of a toddler adoption shower which describes perfectly a gathering that blessed and encouraged. So cool to read!
Adopted For Life by Russell Moore is a great book recommended by an adoptive mama friend. I appreciate how he explained and fleshed out our adoption by God!
And lastly, if you don't want to be convicted, you probably shouldn't watch this video...
p.s. I love families and children and have since long before David and I were a family. Since I have lots of thoughts in this area I have decided to write about them from time to time... though I realize it could start the rumor weed growing at a fantastic rate. If you hear any rumors brewing about what's going on in the Brick house, please realize that they are most likely unfounded and do your part to keep the weeds from spreading. Thank you!