There is speculation that Martha, Mary, and Lazarus were orphaned. Whether that was the case or not, we do know that adoption is close to God’s heart, as proven by Scripture and in His plan for redemption.
God adopts us, sons and daughters, through Christ’s sacrifice and our acceptance of Him, by faith.
In honor of National Adoption Month and because Lee and Katie have each adopted a child into their families, today’s episode is all about adoption. We answer some common questions, share stories of joy and loss, and cry some too. It is our prayer that at least one child would be adopted as a result of this episode.
Listen to the latest episode over here, on our podcast webpage, or access Episode #20 on your favorite podcast app.
Show Notes for Episode #20: Adoption Journeys
Katie and Lee share about their unique journeys as adoptive mamas and answer some frequently asked questions about adoption.
Things We Talk About:
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Theme Music: “The Feast” from Katie Reid’s “Echoes of My Heart” album.
Show Sponsor: The Faithful Life Planner
- Bethany Christian Services
- Show Hope
- Episode #5 Facing Fears + Overcoming Obstacles
- The Reid Family with Show Hope Founders
- Gabi’s and Lee’s Guatemala Trip
- My Son has Two Mothers
Below: The Reid Family
Today’s Verse: John 15:16
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Below: The Nienhuis Family
Below: The Reid family adopted their 4th child, domestically.
Below: The Nienhuis family adopted Gabi as a baby, from Guatemala.Adoption is worth it! #NationalAdoptionMonth #marthamaryshow @leenienhuis Click To Tweet
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Listen to Season 2 of The Martha + Mary Show:
Episode 16: Mother + Daughter Relationships (Interview with Blythe Daniel + Dr. Helen McIntosh)
Episode 18: Intentional Parenting (Interview with Susan Seay)
Read more about adoption:
Going There With Him, Katie M. Reid, 22 September 2014
Grace Found in Grief, Susan B. Mead, 25 August 2015
Hope Deferred, LifeLines, Fall 2015 edition
My Son Has Two Mothers, HuffPost, 4 May, 2016
When You’re “No” is Someone Else’s “Yes”, Bethany Christian Services, 28 October 2015