It's National Adoption Awareness Month! And here is my first contribution of the month (better late than never!).
Sarah Culberson and Traci Trivas write about her adoption/search/reunion story in A Princess Found: a memoir retold in quick, soundbyte chapters.
Sarah's story inspired me - the courage to share her story and the candor with which she shared. Once she discovered that her father was Sierra Leonean and was able to visit her biological family, she realized her calling to bring healing to the townspeople's lives. She recognized her place of privilege as a way she could give back to the people of Bumpe - to restore their village and to educate their children by rebuilding her father's school. Much like Esther in the Old Testament, she saw that her life had been lived for such a time as this. She was able to connect her two worlds and unite her families.
As I tweak and revise my own workshop on transracial adoption for this Saturday, I draw strength and encouragment from her story. Many thanks, Sarah, for your courage!