Two - Knit together, not in the womb, but in the heart...
Critics of adoption. They seem to lurk on every street corner waiting to scare the pants off anyone thinking about adding a stranger's child to their home.
I recently heard a new criticism... not of adoption, but of those adopting. It goes something like this, "Christians just adopt to make themselves look super-spiritual." Hmmmm. Let me just say, adoption did anything but make me look super-spiritual. In fact, fostering and adoption exposed the underbelly of my sin for the entire world to see; my judgment, my attempts at control, my lack of faith, my selfishness, my people-pleasing tendencies and on and on.
It was the process of bringing the Two above into our home that took me from doing 'pretty well' with my half-baked Christianity to falling headlong at the feet of my Savior knowing that I, literally, can do nothing without Him.
So, if you are tempted to believe that adoptive parents think they are 'all that' and the top-of-the-list, too, let me assure you, that isn't it! God uses adoption to refine the parents. Yes, He also places children into loving homes. Praise Him! However, it isn't a rosy, Hollywood picture. It is a gritty, day-by-day battle which has left me bandaged and weary but ready to battle for other babies in Honduras.