I started to read the book the next day and couldn't put it down. It was finished in 3 days. I probably would have finished in one day but my family would have been completely ignored and neglected. This is the story of the Rosati family and their adoption journey. What I love about this book is the honesty. Kelly Rosati does not sugar coat the adoption process or make it sound easy. She speaks of their struggles and heart-wrenching disappointments as much, if not more so, than the extraordinary triumphs. The Rosati's story is an amazing view into the ups and downs of adoption from the foster care system. The plight of the orphan is real. God does not hold back on His instructions to care for the orphans of the world. Adoption may not be for everyone but we should all be open to God's plan and purpose for our lives, whether it is adopting a child that desperately needs a family or helping in some other way. Is adoption for you? Have you prayed about it? Are you open to the idea if God calls you to adopt? These are the questions that we should all be asking (myself included). If one family from every church in this country chose to adopt a child in need of a home... there would be no orphans in this country. Wow.
It is wonderful to read how God brought the Rosati family together. A way that no one could expect. A difficult road that was wrought with tears and sadness but God had a plan. His plan is always good.
My recommendation: Read this book. Whether the thought of adoption has crept into your mind, you have already adopted, or have never thought of adopting, it is an important story. A story of one families struggle to stay focused on God's plan in troublesome times; and the beauty of growing closer to God and each other in the process.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
** I received a free book for this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions expressed here are my own.