Adoption Q&A- Can you not have biological children?

We thought it might be fun to post a section of common adoption questions and answers. Obviously, we are no experts on the topic, but we have been reading a lot and chatting with other adoptive families, and are very excited about the things we're learning! So we figured we'd pass it on! We hope to address some other questions that people might have in regards to our adoption but might be too afraid to ask. Once I figure out how to get this into a category on the sidebar, I'll do that (so if you know, pass on the info!) The majority of the information and ideas for the Q&A's has come from "Cross-Cultural Adoption" by Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz. Since I don't want to spend a lot of time writing this as if it were a paper for a class, I will directly put in quotes the answers that come from the book. Why re-create the wheel!

Q&A 1 - Can you not have biological children?
As far as we know, we don't have any fertility problems. I mean, we don't know since we haven't attempted to get pregnant. Our adoption is a response to what we believe about the heart of God and what we understand about the Bible and the heart of Jesus. We believe that God has a tremendous heart for the downtrodden, the broken-hearted, the helpless, the weak, the orphan, and the widow. In response to that, we take James 1:27 very seriously and practically. We cannot think of a better way to live with the heart of Jesus than to adopt, care for, and love a child who otherwise would have been cast aside. After all, isn't that a physical picture of our adoption by God into His family? Where would we be without him initiating and pursuing us?

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