“What Adoption Means” Post #4: This message comes from a professional in the field of social work. She has worked with families in both domestic adoption and foster care.
“After having watched many families have failed adoptions through a birth mom changing her mind or a foster family who has loved a child for years and releasing them to reunification, through it all, God’s hands are evident and the children who will join them in the years to come through adoption are clearly in God’s perfect plan and design.”
Adoption work is heavy at times. It is not always happy, and regardless of what happens in “cases”, someone (foster, adoptive, or birth family) suffers some level of loss. Through it all, though, one witnesses and is an active player in the unfolding of God’s plan in the lives of children and families.