Prayer Request to Friends of Nine Year Pregnancy

Transitions . . . change . . . moves . . . are difficult for any of us, but they can be particularly overwhelming to the older adopted child.

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Cast Your Love

“Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.” Ecclesiastes 11:1 This verse reminds me of the need to keep pouring love into our children. The love we pour in will eventually pour out on others and come back to us as well.

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The Locket

“Valentine’s Day came and one of the most special Valentine’s of all—an e-mail from Sadie with a picture of the little girl and more information. Sweet and spicy! From that moment, I began to carry her picture in a silver heart locket…

From Nine Year Pregnancy to NICU

Five years ago this very day, a nine-year pregnancy and a year of labor and delivery ended, and the birth of a daughter into our family began. . . . The years our daughter has been in our home are like the months a premature infant spends in NICU. Older adopted children and their families need support that goes beyond what the non-adoptive family needs.

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Worth it All!

On the Adoptive Families “30 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month 2011” calendar, they suggested “Make an effort to help someone who is considering adoption. If you’re a parent, tell them about the highs, the lows, the unforgettable moments. Tell them why you’d do it all over again!”
In my book Nine Year Pregnancy: Waiting on God–Our Journey of Adoption, I talk about this very concept.