My 2013 Reading List is all about searching and strengthening.
Searching: to discover why God put so much in his Word about adoption and orphans…and to know how that applies to my family.
Strengthening: working towards personal discipline with my eating and time management, and striving to be a kinder, more consistent mother and wife. If I’m imbalanced in my primary sphere of influence, I’m kidding myself to think I can be an effective friend, blogger, and orphan advocate.
My eyes are opening to many theological truths and practical aspects of orphan care. This week a mother of 3 brothers adopted out of foster care (one of them with special needs) taught me:
- When kids are adopted through foster care the government pays the adoption costs (that’s pretty significant)
- The government reimburses living expenses (through age 18!) for children with special needs who are adopted out of foster care
I haven’t checked out all the details yet, but DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Will you share a quote – or a concept – you’ve learned from your reading lately? I’m still looking for a few good titles to add to my reading list for the year. I’ll trade you an entry in my book giveaway for your quotes or suggestions! ;-)
Don’t forget me to let me know which two books from my list you’d like if your name is drawn this Friday. I’ll even let you pick one off of my Reading List board on Pinterest, just because you’re the coolest.