My girls are sound asleep on Sanctity of Life Sunday. I had the awesome privilege of tucking them into their covers and praying with them tonight. We prayed for their first family in Ethiopia and talked about the day when the girls can be reunited with those who they love there, whether that be in this world or the next.
Kristen blogged here last week about folks who refuse to step in and help adoptive parents because, after all, “they chose this”. Yes, it is true we adoptive parents choose to parent these kids. The girls, however, did not choose the terrible loss of their first parents, their language and their culture. Children who find themselves in foster and adoptive care after facing difficult lives with their first parents did not choose.
Parenting children from hard places is a choice that honors the sanctity of life. I pray that the people of God will choose to honor the sanctity of life by supporting adoption and adoptive families. Life is precious. I pray that we as Christians will honor it by living with as much kindness as possible.
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last.” John 15:16