When I look back on the changes we've experienced in the last year, I can certainly see why God chose to put us in our new church. We've been really blessed by the adoption and foster community there, and I feel like we're going to have a great support network in place when our daughter arrives.
This Sunday has been designated "Orphan Sunday" by the Christian Alliance for Orphans. We've already had discussions in our adoption support group about the term 'orphans.' Our daughter probably won't fit the strict definition of orphan, but she's what sociologists would call a 'functional orphan.' That's a whole can of worms that I might address sometime, but regardless, our church will be highlighting some of the ways we can serve children in need in our community and outside of it.
As part of the service, there will be a slide show of adoptive and foster families within our church. Here is our contribution: