Episode 145: Strokes, Bio Families, and Other Highs and Lows as an Adoptive Family

June 19, 2022


There are many advantages of being an adoptive family, but they don’t come without heartache and pain for absolutely everyone involved. In this episode we talk about being an adoptive family, and personal events. We also share some other highs and lows of the last month. Highs include seeing our big kids become amazing big kids. Not without faults and failures, but as young people who are trying to figure out what it looks like to be a loyal, kind person who has integrity. Church camps and cousins are also very high on the list. And in the lows category, Chris’ dad had a stroke, Chris and Jihae have been feeling disconnected, and a meet up with a bio family got cancelled at the last minute and basically the wheels fell off for a minute. But we are all trying to weather these storms together, with grace, open communication, and community. So we encourage you to do the same!

Chapters:

0:00 – Intro

1:14 – Thank you, SHOWIT!!

2:19 – Chris’s Highs of the Week

9:20 – Jihae’s Highs of the Week

11:52 – Chris’s Lows of the Week

21:36 – Jihae’s Lows of the Week

27:36 – Good Word of the Day!!!

Good Word of the Day!!!

Persevering– because with all of the advantages of being an adoptive family, there are a lot of feelings and situations to navigate, but we must navigate them all with clear communication and boundaries!

James 1:2-4 NIV

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Hebrews 12 NIV
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 

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