Back in November I blogged about the Palmer family. They just moved to Uganda—all six of them—to finalize the adoption of their son, 4-year-old Francis. When they arrived at the airport Francis was there to meet them as a surprise:
“As we came out of customs, we all rushed him, gave him a big hug, and all he did was laugh, and laugh, and laugh”
But the best part has to be what Francis said on the phone with his aunt: “Auntie! I have a family and they saved me!”
That’s awesome. I have to fight back tears every time I read that. In the face of the world’s brokeness and pain, adoption offers such a glimmer of hope and grace. Kids who are alone and abandoned need families of their own. There may not be a blood connection, but we’re all humans. That should be connection enough.
We have a court date one week from today in our own adoption process.