Yesterday we finished our 24 hour international adoption course in Denver. Just as it was last Thursday and Friday, Saturday was packed full of information. I am glad that we aren't going into this completely naive and blind.
No amount of education or preparation can fully prepare us for the future, but I am thankful that we've been provided with a lot of information. Honestly some of the topics and discussion were difficult to swallow. Adoption is a life long journey. It is filled with ups and downs, losses and gains.
The majority of Saturday's class focused on transracial
adoption. Of course I have thought about the obvious. We are white, our kids will not be. In my mind I didn't/don't see it as a big deal.... and it won't be in our home. We will do the best we can with what God has given us to raise our kids up to feel secure about who they are as individuals and made in His image.
At the same time we cannot shelter them from the rest of the world. I am saddened that racism still exists, and baffled by the ignorance of people, even some Christians. God is our creator. Father of ALL. He doesn't love one people group more than another.
Embrace humanity, the uniqueness of people, and God's creation.