How Adopting a Sibling Group Changed My Life

Keeping It Centered

Jun 9 2021 • 45 mins

I didn't grow up hearing much about adoption. Honestly, I can only pinpoint one time I did as a young girl. That's when my dad (I never call him 'step dad') and mom brought it up briefly.

As I got older, I saw the commercials about sending money monthly to help take care of children in parts of the globe I'd never heard of before. Then, about 5 years ago, my family started attending the church where we currently worship. There are so many families in our congregation who have chosen to adopt children. Being around these families has truly opened up my eyes to the necessity of finding stable and loving families for not only babies but older children who all too often get overlooked.

In today's episode, Monique shares with us:

  • why she and her husband wanted to adopt,
  • what stops many of us from taking action,
  • why creating margin is so necessary,
  • where our value comes from,
  • how you can honor God and still serve others outside your home,
  • why mamas must prioritize self-care, and more!

QUOTES (from Monique)

"Adoption is truly a gift from God."

"Find joy in the mundane."

"If you are filled with confidence of who God says you are, it doesn't matter what everyone else says."

"It's okay to say 'no'."

BIBLE REFERENCES

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. - 1 Timothy 5:8 ESV

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. - 1 John 3:17-18 ESV

And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. - Mark 2:27 ESV

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” - Jeremiah 31:25 ESV

RESOURCES

Project Zero - an organization based in Arkansas that helps find forever homes for children in foster care homes.

Fierce Identity Podcast - by Monique Scrip

Monique Scrip Coaching - helping mamas create home-based businesses so they can honor God by keeping their family a priority and still serve others.

CONNECT WITH MONIQUE

Website | Instagram

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