Russell Moore: Adopted for Life, Ten Years Later: What I’ve Learned Since

Chris —  August 3, 2012

Dr. Russell Moore wrote a book which I highly recommend, Adopted for Life. You can read Owen Strachan’ excellent post on Adopted for life on his web site. Dr. Moore recently shared what he and his family have learned in the ten years since adopting their two sons.

Ten years ago today, my wife and I walked out of a Russian orphanage with two little one year-old boys. Suddenly, for the first time, I was a father and she was a mother. Suddenly, little Maxim was “Benjamin Jacob Moore” and little Sergei was “Timothy Russell Moore.” Everything changed, for all of us, for life.

As I’ve written in the book, God used this experience to upend my whole life. He taught me much about his Fatherhood, much about the gospel, much about community, and much about the mission of the church. But people sometimes ask me, “In the years since, what have you learned about becoming a family through adoption?”

The main thing is . . .

Read the rest here.

See also:

Russell Moore on the Heart of the Matter Regarding Adoption

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3 responses to Russell Moore: Adopted for Life, Ten Years Later: What I’ve Learned Since

  1. Thank you for sharing. “People in our midst come to know Christ; they learn to cry out “Abba,” but there’s still a long, hard adjustment to make” I can really relate with this quote. I’m still in the process of adjustment. I’m looking forward to the day I feel “comfortable” in my family.

  2. Russell Moore’s book has been so helpful for us in a very hard year, and I know it will continue to be. It takes time to gel as a family. The other day I asked our youngest daughter why she and our son were drinking from the same cup, and she said, “What’s the big deal, Mom? He’s my flesh and blood.” It was a good moment.

  3. Thanks Alice for sharing that. What a great quote from one of my favorite little girls. We love your family.