adoption and faith

Whether your heart yearns to adopt, or your heart is being torn by the challenges of adoption, this video is worth watching. I’ve listened to it twice in the past month and found it comforting, challenging, and heartening.


  1. Krystal says:

    Wow! I just read that passage yesterday for my devos. We have been praying about adoption and I kept reading it ask God what He wants us to do by faith. This was eye opening and encouraging.

    Mary, who is this that is speaking? Also, pray for us if you think of it. My wonderful husband is not sure we can handle any more children right now. We already have 4 ( ages 7-2) but the burden on my heart won’t go away. Thanks for the link and the encouraging thoughts.

  2. Mary,
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. That was profound. We have adopted 3 young ladies and are in the process of adopting again. This message spoke to me in such an amazing way. I will be asking my husband to listen to this tonight.

  3. I love me some JOHN PIPER! Yeah!!!

  4. My husband and I feel very strongly that we are supposed to adopt two children, siblings, in five years when our youngest turns 5 years old. I was even dreaming about it last night. However, we know so little about the process and are afraid that we will be turned down since we filed bankruptcy in 2008. Since then, we have learned so much and witness God changing our financial habits daily, hence our blog on living frugally.

    Will they hold our past against us?

  5. Thank you so much for posting this. We are in the process of adopting our 11th and 12th child through kinship foster care. The past few years have been filled with much suffering and blessing. Two years ago we were hit by a drunk driver on our way home from the drive-in movies. By God’s grace we all survived the crash. I still struggle with back pain but God uses my brokeness to draw me closer to Him.
    Tabitha-As long as you can now financially support another child or two 😉 your bankruptcy will not be a barrier to adopt. At least not domestically or through foster care. I’m not experienced with International adoption. Hope that helps!