Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day Two With Mildred Colvin!

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Have you ever known anyone who was adopted? Or have you ever known an adoptive mother or father? When I wrote Redeeming Sarah's Present, I knew it would become one of my favorites because I'm an adoptive mother. So this story of adoption and second chances is very close to my heart.

Sarah gave up a baby for adoption while she was still in high school. She and Kevin, as teenagers, thought they were in love until a wrong choice shattered their dreams and they had to sign away their parental rights. They broke up and Sarah chose to hate Kevin to ease the pain within. But Sarah did something that I believe should be a part of all adoptions. She asked the adoptive parents to correspond with her and send a picture once a year near their son's birthday. She went a step beyond by asking for a visit on his eighteenth birthday. Of course, she didn't know Kevin found out about this and requested the same for himself. You can read the book to see what happened at that meeting on Trey's eighteenth birthday.

I'm so glad that God made adoption an acceptable means of becoming a member of His family. People have often made comments about my children's "real" parents and I always ask if they mean their biological parents. My children are my children. 100%. I'm their mom. My husband's their dad. 100%. Isn't it the same way with our heavenly adoption? Aren't you glad we can know that God is truly, completely our Father? We have come from the world, but sin and death are no longer our real parents. Thank God that through adoption, we can enter into His home as His true children. Romans 8:15 says: "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."

Do you know any families who have adopted children?


  1. Love this post; your feelings and explanations are great. I am so anxious to read this book!
    Know some friends who adopted 3!!

  2. I know several friends who have adopted. There's so much anxiety and heart yearning before, and then, when they finally receive their baby, so much rejoicing.

  3. My husband was adopted as well as my best friend in college and my first boyfriend (back in 3rd grade). I'm glad the way adoption has progressed since then, all three of them have had issues to deal with.

    Sounds like a great book!

  4. Adoption is such a wonderful thing in the end. Its just all the waiting and wanting up to that point that I am sure makes a person crazy. I have several friends who are adopted as well as myself and my brothers. God was looking out for us when he gave me such wonderful parents! Thank you!

  5. Adoption is a wonderful way to build a family! Having wonderful kids helps make wonderful parents, Becka. :) I've enjoyed spending this week with everyone who took time to visit as well as those who were only able to read the posts. God bless!

  6. Thanks for this post, Mildred! I have a friend who has adopted 3 children (the first was in elementary school when adopted--now in middle school, the other 2 were adopted as newborns). They are such a sweet family and the children have truly blessed this couple's lives. :)