Sunday Visit: Our Little Tongginator

Take a moment to stop by Our Little Tongginator to read the post God and Adoption.  Tonggu Momma puts into words many of the thoughts I have about adoption.  She quotes another writer who says, “Adoption is a redemptive response to a tragedy.”  I could not agree more.

I have very, very mixed emotions about adoption.  That may sound odd coming from an adoptive mother who is fighting with all I have for my adopted children’s healing.  I love my children, but they had to suffer great loss, losing their birth mothers, being orphaned and alone, before they needed me.  Adoption is the best solution for them, but I’m sorry that their lives were such that it became necessary.

I have SO much more I could write one this topic, but for today, I’m going to leave it to Tonggu Momma.  The comments to her post are worth your time as well.

Have a lovely Sunday.

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

6 Comments

  1. blessedfamily
    April 26, 2010

    Thank you for sharing this link… lots to ponder :).
    JG

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  2. Shannon
    April 26, 2010

    posted on the original post, but thought i'd repost here. I totally agree that keeping families together should be the priority whenever possible. Stop building orphanages in Haiti!! This is not the answer.

    But we can't separate God's sovereignty and foreknowledge from our sin. Joseph's brothers meant it for evil, and God meant it for good. Yes and yes. It's both. There's no PlanB with an omniscient, omnipresent, sovereign God.

    She wrote, "To say that it was God's first choice for a child to experience adoption is the same – to me – as saying that it was God's first choice for someone to be murdered." I don't understand why that is difficult. Scripture clearly states that He killed his own son. Yes, those who crucified him were in sin. But Jesus was also slain from the foundation of the world.

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  3. Laura
    April 26, 2010

    I read that post last week and it really made me think. The root of the problem, in my eyes, is that society does not do enough to support the poor and widowed of the world. Truly it would be ideal that every child could stay with their families, but unfortunately that is not the case. I admire all the people that adopt and bring these children into their families and create a new family for them and new opportunities.

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    1. OneThankfulmom
      April 28, 2010

      Thank you, Laura. It means so much hearing that from you.

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  4. Tonggu Momma
    April 28, 2010

    Thanks so much. I know not everyone agreed with what I had to share, but I really felt God had placed it on my heart for a reason. And – truly – anything that gets people thinking and talking about God and widow and orphan care is a GREAT thing.

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  5. amy
    April 28, 2010

    I'm hoping to link to this post at jaredandamy.com and it should be up in the next day or so, thanks for sharing.

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