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!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Qui Transtulit Sustinet

At a lovely ceremony at the CT Capitol, our children received their Certificates of Citizenship from CT Secretary of state, Susan Bysiewicz.  The ceremony was just for children adopted in the last year or so, and was planned for November to coincide with National Adoption Awareness Month.  It was beautiful to see 20-30 other children who God placed in families in our small state.  There were children from China, Ethiopia, Colombia, Russia, Korea and probably other countries.  As we looked around the ornate room, we were struck by the power of God to save, and his grace in placing the fatherless in families.  

Connecticut's state motto, printed on the state flag is Qui Transtulit Sustinet, meaning "God, who transplanted us hither, will support us."  The secretary of state commented on the motto as appropriate for the occasion, though she translated it, "He who is transplanted, will be sustained."  Either way you translate the Latin, the motto is truly fitting for the ceremony and for our family.  

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