Grace, Race, and Families: The Gospel and Transracial Adoption

Wednesday, 02 Jan 2008

At the end of the day, welcoming and encouraging adoption is not about making a social statement or engineering diversity. It is about the body of Christ awakening to the indicatives of the gospel and seeing its implications.
Since my wife and I have adopted two children, we have received a number of puzzled looks and interesting comments, especially from those of other cultures. We once gave a Somali woman a ride to the store, and when she found out our little infant girl was adopted, her only question was, "How much you pay for that baby?!" When talking with our neighbors from India about adoption, the husband, with a glance down at our young kids, whispered to us, "Don't ever tell them they're adopted. It's better that way." (I ...

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