57 Days of Life: Adopting a New Attitude
As you might already know the theme for the 2014 March for Life is adoption and this month is officially “National Adoption Month”, (as seen here as Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) proclaimed it for his great state) so now might be a good chance to look at some recent adoption news:
Popular among the reality show set is the show Duck Dynasty. Recently two of their stars were honored at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Gala. When Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson adopted their son, Will, they didn’t have the money to pay the adoption fee.
“There shouldn’t be kids without homes. It just shouldn’t happen,” Korie told PEOPLE. When she accepted her award, she started crying as she reminisced about her parents loving, open home, and adopting their son when he was 5 weeks old.
“From the moment we found out about him, he was ours,” she told the audience. “I swear, I had labor pains the night before I went and picked him up at the foster home he was living at. He’s our child, just like our biological children.” . . .
“I’ve done a lot of cool things in the past couple of years, I’ve been to Super Bowls, I’ve met Presidents – but the best decision we ever made – that made the biggest impact on our life was the adoption of our son Will,” Willie said.
The creative Radiance Foundation thought that November would be a good time to release their moving web site Adopted and Loved. Trust me, as you watch these videos you are going to want to have some tissues handy.
Lastly I’d suggest reading “A Trinitarian Love: The sacramentality of adoption” – a good read on adoption from a scholar at Notre Dame University.