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I resonate with Justin Taylor’s post from last week where he explains that:
We don’t regard our transracial adoption as something especially noble or sacrificial, or anything like a social statement. This is simply the way that God in his providence has designed our family to expand, and we sense his great grace in the way he has knit our family together.
We do indeed sense God’s great grace! Each day I look at my children around the dinner table or in their beds or playing in the backyard and marvel at the how fearfully and wonderfully God has designed our family. And I feel the weight of responsibility He has entrusted to us to raise these four precious children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
But, as Justin acknowledges, some may also be wondering if we are wise to choose transracial adoption. Justin’s answers are wise and biblical and I couldn’t agree more. Please read this entire article if you are simply curious or if you too are considering transracial adoption.
A quick personal update: God is giving us much strength and wisdom, and life in our home seems to get more comfortable and joyful every day. We still have our challenging moments, but we as parents are better rested and the children are all settling into life as one friend called us, “The New and Improved Whitacres.” A few days ago at lunch the four kids were counting family members in order of age: One Daddy, Two Mommy (I didn’t bother correcting them that I am actually older than Steve!), Three Jack, Four Jude, Five Tori, Six, Sophie. Then they smiled in satisfaction, the counting complete. These are the members of our family. All six of us.