Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Have you read a book about adoption?

A quick question begging a longer response:

Have you read a book about adoption?

If you have, I would love to hear which one, ideally with some of the following information:
  • Was it helpful and/or would you recommend it? Why?
  • Does the book point to the Gospel of Jesus regarding adoption?
  • Does the book talk about stewardship (implicitly or explicitly)?
  • What type(s) of adoption process(es) does the book touch on? (Foster/Orphan/Domestic/Infant/International/Embryo/etc)
  • Who is the book intended for? Anyone learning about adoption? People wanting to know how to adopt? How to be an adoptive parent?
  • Other aspects of the book: was it funny/deep/scholarly/analytical?  A good reference?

Does it sound like I am looking for a book review? YES!  Will your response matter? Absolutely!

I am hoping to start reading some of the better books available.  Because of our desire, excitement, and call to raise a family, many of the 'should we' and 'how do we' questions were already answered at the beginning.  To be sure, the parenting aspect of the adoption process is still unfolding: the challenge of raising a child well, but by God's grace that will come. In the meantime,  I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

We have read some, but not many of the available textual resources. The plan is to read a number of them and then post formal reviews as a resource for others.

If you have an answer, shoot me an email to tom@atluceends.com or post a comment.  I would love to hear back.

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