I pray that you will have a meaningful time contemplating the Cross today. The cross is all about adoption. The Father adopted us by sending His son to the cross. And on the cross the adoption for those of us who believe was finished. We were orphans with zero ability to care for ourselves. The Father pursued us, found us, adopted us, and saved us.
When we adopt orphaned children we are doing what God does. By His grace, He lets us join with Him in rescuing helpless and hurting children who need a Father and a Mother. There is nothing like adoption to display the gospel to the world.
On October 21, 2010, 7 months after Rebekah came home to our family, we were allowed to finish the adoption at the Thai Embassy in Tokyo. It was the day we got to say, "It is finished. She's an Oshman. Thank you Lord."
If you are pursuing adoption, press on. It's a biblical and high calling and one that is exceedingly hard. Parenting an adopted child is even harder than the adoption itself. But the Lord will provide. Adoption is His heart. It's what He did for us, on this day, about 2,000 years ago.