Two little boys gained a “forever family” today. I was blessed to witness the legal finalization of those adoptions, and in the middle of the Court house in Elmore County, Alabama I was once again brought to the realization that Adoption is such a beautiful picture of our relationship with Our Heavenly Father.
As the two families each came into the court filled with smiles because they knew that today would be the day they got to formally take these precious children to be theirs, I thought about the anticipation that fills the heart of the LORD when He knows that one of His children will officially choose to take on His name. As the parents under oath promised to take care of these little boys and shower them with unconditional love, I was reminded of the heart of God when He showers us with an undeserving unconditional love even when we hurt Him over and over again. The reality that the Heavenly King knowing all the different ways we will hurt His heart still chose to adopt us as His sons and daughters is still mind-blowing to me.
So thankful for my internship with The Adoption Law Firm, and the opportunity to see Gods heart anew through the beautiful and stressful process of adoption. Even though today was a pretty easy day in court, I am also aware that not all adoptions are smooth, some can get very messy, but unconditional love is strong enough to overcome all barriers…and that is the love that ABBA Father has for His children.
Jones School of Law ’15