Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Friday, April 16, 2010

We Are The Truth

The truth is that adoption--international or domestic is amazing.
The truth is that this sweet baby girl has captured the hearts of our family members.
The truth is she is our daughter!
The truth is that she is unconditionally loved by her earthly family and her heavenly Father!
The truth I cannot imagine my life without my Melia Serawit.

From the Joint Council on International Children's Services....

We Are The Truth

A Campaign and Call to Action

The outrageous treatment of Artyem by his adoptive family has rightfully resulted in outrage by the Governments of Russia and the United States and all who care about children. The tragedy has cast a light on intercountry adoption that says it is not safe, the system failed and adopted children cause insurmountable problems. The heartbreak of Artyem Saviliev’s abandonment has once again elevated a singular incident to a level which may result in the suspension of intercountry adoption. Suspending adoption, even temporarily, will only cause thousands of children to suffer the debilitating effects of life in an orphanage.

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  1. Great post...what a sad story and such a shame! Love the picture...her smile is just priceless!

  2. Beautiful. . . and beautiful picture, too! Glad you had a fun trip to Florida--sorry we couldn't connect. Do hope to hang out with you and your family one day in the future, though!

  3. An incredible post!! I just read about Artyem's story this morning - what a horrible thing!! JP & I were also watching a actual/real trial on truTV the other day where an "expert" on child development was talking and saying that if a child is more than 6 months old and has been in an "institutional setting" (re: orphanage), that they will never be able to bond/attach! We just looked at each other & said: "What a crock!!"
    We know it has taken a lot of hard & diligent work & special attention for Melia to bond & attach to your family -- but when we see her beautiful face & her beaming smiles with you & Michael & Caleb & Nathn & Addie, there is NO doubt that she feels safe, secure, loved and is incredibly happy to be a member of your family!!
    God Bless your "Circle of Six"!!