“Welcoming Willa” video with the Veldkamp Family
As we highlighted in TD on Friday, November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Most of you raised your hands to commit to seriously praying about what God would have you do with respect to helping address the world’s orphan crisis. I shared with you how God has used other teenagers within their own families to help change the lives of some orphans through adoption.
I don’t know what God has in mind for you with respect to the orphaned, but I do know that you are to be involved in helping the fatherless in some way, shape, or form. As Mary Beth Chapman reminds, “Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something.”
So, we will be highlighting various aspects of adoption on our blog this month to help you get more familiar with the ideas, language, and culture of adoption. From these posts and videos, and through your commitment to pray and then act as God leads, we look forward to seeing how God will work in you and through you.
“Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something.”
– Mary Beth Chapman
Today, we’ll be highlighting what the adoption process and journey look like … in 10 minutes … through the Veldkamp family! Their journey was very similar to ours, as they used the same agency we did (Holt Int’l) and went through similar family prepping, paperwork, and logistics (both in the US and in China). We even visited some of the same places and stayed in the same hotel! And like us, they too adopted a treasure!
Enjoy and reach out to anyone in my family if you’d like to know more about the process!