Happy National Adoption Month!



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I first made our Adoption Announcement a couple months ago. For a long time nothing was submitted or official; so it still felt unreal. Like we knew it would happen, but at some abstract point in time. However, since sharing, it has been a huge blessing to receive so much love, support, kind words, questions, and encouragement from real life friends and reader friends alike. Documenting this process and putting it out there for the world to read makes it all the more real and our conviction all the more sound.

I was made aware that I should recap our process to this point, when a new reader wrote in and wasn’t sure of the details of our journey. For details, the Adoption Page should be the hub of all things Adoption (I’ll try to be timely). There, you can read about our Home Studies, some of our FAQs, our Waiting Questionnaires, etc.

With that said, I’ve shared many of our specifics, but not nearly enough about WHY we are adopting. As November is National Adoption Month, what better, more poignant opportunity do I have to share a little more about our Heart for Adoption? I decided to write a series because this is far too large and powerful a topic to tuck it neatly into a few paragraphs and move on (which is exactly why it hadn’t been written yet).Throughout the month (in addition to other posts), I’m honored to share our heart for adoption, the reality of this ‘charitable’ act, and different aspects of the overarching adoption condition.

The heart of Adoption


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The Heart of Adoption…God’s Heart for the Fatherless Becoming our Own:

The Heart of Adoption

Adoption Isn’t Charity, It’s War!

We’re Adopting! You Should, Too!

5 Ways to Engage in the Heart of Adoption

I would love to hear your thoughts along the way. I value your opinions and love answering any questions you have. Thank you so much for reading and making your presence known!

~ Becca

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12 Responses to Happy National Adoption Month!
  1. Tiffany
    November 1, 2013 | 8:46 pm

    Can’t wait to read it! I love hearing other people’s adoption stories.

    • Becca V
      November 4, 2013 | 3:06 pm

      Thanks, Tiffany! I know you have a heart for the topic as well, please chime in with any thoughts you have as well!

  2. Stacy
    November 2, 2013 | 7:56 pm

    Looking forward to reading this. I have 4 cousins that were adopted so adoption is close to my heart. We thought about it for awhile, but now that we are in our 40’s (low digit 40’s that is) and my depression we decided against it. We do have several families in our area that we are “Aunt and Uncle” to because our family is far away and theirs is too. We call those adoption by way of the cross.

    • Becca V
      November 4, 2013 | 3:06 pm

      Thanks, Stacy. I think your heart is clear and the Lord definitely provides opportunities to love on and support children in a variety of ways, regardless of circumstance; pretty cool that you recognize that and serve where he’s placed you!

  3. Bonnie
    November 2, 2013 | 10:26 pm

    Just wanted to make my presence known finally! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and always love reading your posts! You are so encouraging and your life really reflects love of the Lord and family. Two things I love most! I am looking forward to reading about your heart for adoption. I have 3 children that I’ve given birth to; 6, 4, & 2 years old. My husband and I started young, we are 25 & 26 right now but I was 18 when we had our first daughter…but we have talked about adoption possibly one day. We do want to do missions trips eventually and my friend has a sister in Haiti who has an orphanage set up and has 12 children so far in her care! So maybe something like that would be our route. As for now, being faithful with what the Lord has entrusted me with…3 beautiful children to home school and disciple :)

    • Becca V
      November 4, 2013 | 3:05 pm

      Hi, Bonnie! Ah, Thanks for writing and I am so happy to know you’re reading; I agree, most passionate about the Lord and family (what else is there, really? but writing about it also helps me refocus and keep them my main priority :) I love hearing about you and your family – you have indeed been entrusted with such blessings. Have you “officially” started homeschooling yet? Thank you for writing and please chime in any time; I love to hear your story!

      • Bonnie
        November 7, 2013 | 8:01 pm

        I do have my 6 year old officially enrolled :) as of this year. I don’t know how it is in other states but in North Carolina they don’t want you to enroll your children until they are at least 7, or turning 7 during the school year because that is when they are required to start testing at the end of the year. I do school my younger ones too of course :)

        • Becca V
          November 9, 2013 | 5:23 am

          Very Interesting!! My oldest is 3.5, so I have a little time before making anything “official” and I have LOTS of research to do before then!

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