Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Christian Adoption

Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations by John Piper

#9   Christian adoption disavows the romantic notion that the challenges of adoptive parenting are small or painless, and the na├»ve notion that the human flourishing of an adoptive child is guaranteed by sufficient parental love.

Rather, we affirm that all parenting is painful and most adoptions are preceded by some measure of trauma that affects a child’s maturing later on, and makes the challenges of parenting all the greater (Proverbs 10:117:25).

Monday, May 20, 2013

Abuse in Russian Orphanage

The video is graphic...but a MUST SEE for all those parenting children from institutionalized settings.

Not only were the basic needs of our children not met in early childhood...but many of our kids dealt with much more.

Cry out to Jehova Rapha...the Lord, our healer.

And point your children to Him...their Creator.


"Hugs have been scientifically proven to have a calming effect on people, especially those with PTSD, autism or under high stress. "

See this link.

Some kids like and desire hugs.  Some don't. 

They probably all need them. 

This might be of help to parents.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Birth Mother's Day

Thanks Ladies.  Your choice to birth these kids of ours deserves a standing ovation.  And infinite curtain calls.