by Melanie Springer Mock (Editor), Martha Kalnin Diede and Jeremiah Webster
The Spirit of adoption explores many of the complexities inherent in adoption and its relationship to spirituality, challenging us to move beyond the common tropes about adoption to consider the more difficult questions adoption raises about the nature of God, of family, of culture, of loss and joy. This collection bears witness to the ways adoption shapes its participants’ spiritual lives by asking those participants to share their own stories, in their own voices. By allowing others to narrate their spiritual journeys through adoption, we hope to proclaim adoption can be a wonderful, powerful, hopeful experience and one that is difficult, painful, despairing. And that these paradoxes of adoption might be held together in Gods’ hand. [excerpt from Introduction by Melanie Springer Mock]

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