Some good friends of ours who have adopted recommended this book, so my wife and I snagged the Nook book. It was well worth it. Adopted For Life was written to those who have adopted, to those who are considering adoption, to those who know someone who had adopted and even to those who aren’t thinking about adoption, but should be.
That last category – those who aren’t thinking about adoption, but should be – is one of the main points of the book. The author, Russell Moore, contends that adoption is a picture of what God does for us through Jesus. God takes people who are not part of His family, but brings them in as sons and daughters. Even though we don’t belong to Him because of our sin and rebellion, God gives us a new name as His children. Adoption in this life reflects what God has done for us.
The author and his wife have adopted two Russian boys into their family after a struggle with infertility. They have also welcomed two biological children into their home and he writes about that experience and the questions that they receive as a result of the unique make up of their family.
Moore covers a variety of issues that relate to adoption. He speaks to those who have struggled with infertility and to those who have biological children. He talks about the paperwork involved, offers advice on finding an adoption agency and speaks to the cost of adoption. He also provides insights to some of the unique struggles adoptive parents and adopted children face.
It is clear through this writing that Moore encourages to the church at large to be involved in adoption, whether through encouraging adoptive families, providing funds and challenging individuals to consider becoming adoptive parents. Adopted For Life is a good read and presents a compelling picture of it looks like to adopt.