My friend, Lori, drew my attention to this post, and it is a must read! Adoption is a miracle, a redemption...but often there is another side that only few see, the suffering side. Sometimes it ends well; sometimes it does not. This paragraph really spoke to me:
"The gospel life is an invitation to come and die. It is first of all a story of brokenness. Before the beautiful redemption there is misunderstanding, rejection, loneliness, disappointment, frustration, and betrayal leading to a painful, bloody death. There is sorrow, burial and mourning. Yet somehow, though we prayed to be like Christ, we were surprised when the pain came to us. We were surprised when the gospel story was repeated in our homes, in our hearts, in the children we thought to rescue."