My husband and I were told we had unexplained infertility. But through that the Lord gave us and our boys incredible stories that show God to be a great orchestrator. You can read Asher's story here and Uriah's here. And the Lord knows I'm a sucker for a good God-showing-off story.
The boys have always known they were adopted, we talked about it with them and others since day one. We believe adoption is not something to be ashamed of or hidden but an incredible gift that shows the world what God is like.
The boys are now 4 and 5 and can explain things more in-depth that just them knowing the word "adoption" and that it was a gift God had given them. Here is an example of what we say to them in regards to them being adopted.
How We Talk About Adoption with Our Boys
"Your birth mom loves you very much. She chose to trust God with you and did what was best for you, even though it was very hard for her.
She chose to give you life.
Her life was very hard and she could not take good care of you and trusted God with you. And God picked you to be in our family. We had been praying for 2 years for God to give us a little boy and God chose your birth mom to carry you in her belly for us.
It's just like Jesus. God did what was best for us and chose to give us His Son, Jesus that we could have life, even though it was very hard. He did what was the hardest thing because it was the very best thing.
Sometimes people wont understand and will say something like, "I can't believe your birth mom could give you up." But you can help them understand by telling them that your birth mom loves you very much and chose to do what was best for you just like God the Father."
That's how it goes in our family. The boys are a huge blessing to us and can't wait to see how the Lord continues to use their story for His glory.
And I guess you're probably wondering who that cutie little girl is. Well, remember how I'm a sucker for God showing off? Well, He made the impossible happen and let's just say the doctors no longer tell me I have unexplained infertility. But not with just her, I am about to give birth to little Krokos #4 tomorrow.
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has three kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 11 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks 10-20 times a year. Laura is an award winning author of a 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, recently released Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest and youtube.
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