This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Study Time

The mural on our child's wall is nearly finished and we have been working on other home-improvement projects (a new kitchen floor and countertops) which will make our home more ready for the arrival of our son or daughter. This week we ordered several books about adoption parenting in an effort to prepare our minds and hearts more fully for the new roles we will have once we become a family. It is time to learn as much as we can so that we will be the kind of parents God wants us to be to our precious child. Our agency, America World, recommended many books including the ones we have begun to digest.

Raising Adopted Children: Practical, Reassuing advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois Ruskai Melina (Revised Edition)
The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family by Jayne E. Schooler
Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child by Beth O'Malley