On Friday we experienced the blessing of not one, but two adoptions!
What a day of celebration for these new forever families and for Beautiful Gate.
We said ‘farewell’ and ‘go well’ to a five-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy. They both met their families just over a week ago and already have begun the beautiful bonding process.
The children here at Beautiful Gate love their housemothers and are deeply bonded to them as their primary caregivers. For many of them, these mothers and Beautiful Gate are all they know. Yet, after spending just one week with their new parents, there is an obvious bond and security these children feel with their new families.
There is a part in each adoption ceremony where the housemother holds the child and speaks about the child. Then as a symbol of passing the child from one mother to the next, the housemother hands the child over to the new mother.
This ceremony was not unusual in that the child wanted to quickly get back to their new mother, even with a few tears.
Not that they don’t love their housemothers but now they are in this God ordained family and they seem to know it’s right.
We are happy to see the boys adjusting so well already to their new families.
We celebrate with and pray God’ blessings on these two families as they go from here and live their new, abundant lives together!
I prayed for this child, and the Lord had granted me what I asked of him.” ~Samuel 1:27