Every adoption is born out of two things: trauma and loss. For an infant, who leaves the hospital in the arms of their loving parents – there is trauma and loss. For a toddler, who cannot verbalize their past and calls their new parents ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’ right away – there is trauma and loss. For a school aged child who for the first time is living as a child instead of as a fill-in parent – there is trauma and loss. For a teen, who finally has someone to provide their needs – there is trauma and loss.
Often, adoption is either romanticized or criminalized. The truth is, it is both beautiful and hard. Adoption should be a story of trauma, loss, and grief that is met with love, compassion, and healing.
How can I state what every adoption story should be? Because that’s the way our Father wrote our adoption story. And His Word is the standard by which we should be operating.
Our adoption, into the family of God, was born in the trauma of sin and loss of relationship with our Father. The realities of trauma, loss, and grief were evident to our Creator, and in the way mankind existed. Brokenness, needs unmet, and hurt so deep it could not heal on its own. We were in need of a loving Father, One who could bring healing, hope, identity, and security.
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