“Adoption Improved the Perfect Little Family”: The Baucham’s on their 7 adoptions [5 min. VIDEO]

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Bauchams AdoptionYoung and recently married with a girl and a boy, the Bauchams were told they had “the perfect little family.” But God had other plans — that eventually involved seven more children through adoption. Today the Bauchams are approaching fifty, and their youngest is two years old. Hear how their adoption journey began, and what God has been teaching them through it.

5 min. vid.:

The following is [part of] a lightly edited transcript…

Pastor Voddie Baucham
Pastor Voddie Baucham

Voddie: For me, adoption has helped me both as an individual Christian and as a pastor. Until I became a father to adopted children and was able to look at my children and know these are as much my children as those children who are related to me biologically, until that moment I wasn’t able to fully understand and grasp what it means to be a child of God, because we are his children by adoption. When you understand adoption, you get that. We are his children. And he is not going anywhere.

Adoption is about the gospel.

Bridget: For me adoption is important, because it is a beautiful picture of God’s grace in my life. I was really the forerunner in doing something to prevent us having more children biologically. I was insane. I was wrong. I wanted to be in control and I didn’t allow God to be in control. God is so faithful to give us back what the locusts have eaten. I get a chance to love on some kids who are actually my kids and raise them. It has been a blessing. I did not think that I would be almost 50 years old with seven little kids, but I tell you: I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Voddie: When we started this journey, we were on the downhill side of parenting. We had two kids. They were 14 and 11. We were just a few years away from an empty nest and now we are almost 50 and we are looking at 10, eight, six, five, four, three, and almost two. So no, we are not doing the empty nest thing. What else are we going to do? What else are we going to do with our lives that would be more important than what we are doing right now with our lives? I can’t think of anything.

‘A Conversation about Ferguson’ [VIDEO] feat. Voddie Baucham + more [RAAN]

Ferguson_Day_6_Picture_44Here is the video of Phillip Holmes, of the Reformed African American Network,  moderating a cyber-panel that took place last night [Dec. 2, 2014]. :

…featuring Lecrae, James White [of Christ Our King Community Church, Cary, NC], Voddie Baucham and B.J. Thompson regarding Ferguson.

 

Panelists will talk about their initial response, the root of the pain surrounding the events, the mission of the church and much more…

72 Min. Video:

Deal: $1.99 ‘A Hope Deferred: Adoption & the Fatherhood of God’ by J. Stephen Yuille [eBook via Westminster Bookstore]

A Hope Deferred Adoption

[$1.99 ebook through Nov. 26, 2014 via Westminster Bookstore]

Description

 

We use the word adoption very casually today. We speak of adopting pets, books, and highways. Yet the word has a far nobler significance. Adoption is the permanent placement of a child in a family with all its rights and privileges. God has forever placed us in his family. He has forever made us his children. He has forever changed our legal status. He has forever granted us an inheritance. He has forever lavished his love upon us. A Hope Deferred probes the depths of this wonderful reality by unfolding the six blessings of adoption as found in Romans 8. It intertwines these blessings with an account of one family s journey to international adoption a journey encompassing twenty years, four continents, and countless joys and sorrows. The result is a valuable glimpse into the essential relationship between adoption, affliction, and the fatherhood of God over his people.

 

How long, O Lord? is a piercing Biblical cry which Stephen and Alison Yuille lived over many years of praying that God would give them children. In the end, God granted them two daughters, and a deeper knowledge of His fatherly love in Jesus Christ. This book is a precious mosaic of personal stories and biblical teaching that go straight to the heart. —Dr. Joel R. Beeke

 

Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: Shepherd Press (October 1, 2013)

 

Image of J. Stephen Yuille

Author Bio – J. Stephen Yuille resides in Glen Rose, Texas, with his wife, Alison, and their daughters, Laura and Emma. He is the Teaching Pastor at Grace Community Church and Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the author of The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety (2007), Puritan Spirituality (2008), Trading and Thriving in Godliness (2008), and Living Blessedly Forever (2012).

 

Brian Borgman interviewed on ‘Knowing The Truth’ Radio regarding his book ‘After They Are Yours’ [Audio]

knowingthetruthKnowing the Truth Radio:

Adoption offers a powerful testimony of grace in a world of unwanted pregnancies and on demand abortion. But no one said adoption is easy. As an adoptive parent and pastor, who has counseled many adoptive parents, Brian Borgman knows there is another side to adoption that we are often reluctant to talk about. Parenting is always a challenge, but parenting an adopted child can have some special challenges. Adoptive parents can experience much heartache and even guilt with their adopted children. Many suffer in silence. Borgman writes with a burden to minister to those who are struggling.

 

 

After They Are Yours: The Grace & Grit of Adoption by Brian Borgman
After They Are Yours:
The Grace & Grit of Adoption
by Brian Borgman
After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption talks transparently and redemptively about the often unspoken problems adoptive parents face. Combining personal experience, biblical wisdom and a heart for people, Borgman recalls the humbling and difficult lessons God has taught him and his wife. This is not a success story, rather it’s a story of struggles and failures set in the broader context of a God who is gracious and continually teaches us the meaning of adoption.

26 min. MP3:

Hear our interview with the author:
Brian Borgman

 

Interview #66 – Brian Borgman – The Other Side of Adoption [Podcast]

After They Are Yours:  The Grace and Grit of Adoption
After They Are Yours:
The Grace and Grit of Adoption

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Brian Borgman
Brian Borgman

I love adoption for a number of different reasons. One, obviously, it is a beautiful, Biblical picture of what God has done for us.

On episode 66 of our interview podcast, we have Pastor Brian Borgman talking about his book “After They Are Yours:
The Grace and Grit of Adoption”
 
[eBook formats].

Since we already got to know him on interview #40 we just jump straight into the interview.

We get into questions such as:

  • What is the Biblical doctrine of Adoption?
  • Why not just write a book on parenthood in general?
  • What counsel do you give to those who are fostering?
  • What about to those who are planning to adopt?
  • What have you learned from the adoption process you went through?
  • + more

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‘After They Are Yours: The Grace & Grit of Adoption’ by Brian Borgman [Upcoming Book]

After They Are Yours Borgman Adoption Cover

After They Are Yours
The Grace and Grit of Adoption
by Brian Borgman

>> Coming in October — Preorder now! [$6.45-$8.45 depending on quantity | eBooks $5.45] <<

Read the Introduction

Foreword by Dan Cruver / Endorsed by Bob Lepine of Family Life Today, Kelly Rosati and Dr. Sharen Ford of Focus on the Family, Jedd Medefind of Christian Alliance for Orphans, many more…

DESCRIPTION

Adoption offers a powerful testimony of grace in a world of unwanted pregnancies and on demand abortion. But no one said adoption is easy. As an adoptive parent and pastor, who has counseled many adoptive parents, Brian Borgman knows there is another side to adoption that we are often reluctant to talk about. Parenting is always a challenge, but parenting an adopted child can have some special challenges. Adoptive parents can experience much heartache and even guilt with their adopted children. Many suffer in silence. Borgman writes with a burden to minister to those who are struggling.

After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption talks transparently and redemptively about the often unspoken problems adoptive parents face. Combining personal experience, biblical wisdom and a heart for people, Borgman recalls the humbling and difficult lessons God has taught him and his wife. This is not a success story, rather it’s a story of struggles and failures set in the broader context of a God who is gracious and continually teaches us the meaning of adoption.

Table of Contents

  1. Our Story: From Conviction to Foster Care
  2. Our Story: From Foster care to Adoption
  3. Our Story: “Simply Your Son”
  4. “Daddy, Are You Preaching on Adoption Again?”
  5. The Grace of Adoption: Rescue
  6. The Grit of Adoption: Warfare
  7. Grace to Guard our Hearts
  8. Grace to Readjust our Thinking
  9. Grace to Avoid Provocation
  10. Grace for When We Don’t Know What to Do
  11. Grace for When We Don’t Feel like Doing What We Should Do

About the Author

Brian Borgman
Brian Borgman

Brian Borgman is the author of several books, a contributor to the upcoming Women’s ESV Devotional Bible, and founding pastor of Grace Community Church, Minden, NV (1993-present). He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University (La Mirada, CA), a Master of Divinity from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (Portland, OR) and a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Seminary (Escondido, CA). Brian and his wife, Ariel, have been married since 1987 and have three children and one grandchild.

 

New Book: A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God [Stephen Yuille]

A Hope Deferred Adoption

Reformation Heritage BooksAmazon | Amazon UK

 

Description

 

We use the word adoption very casually today. We speak of adopting pets, books, and highways. Yet the word has a far nobler significance. Adoption is the permanent placement of a child in a family with all its rights and privileges. God has forever placed us in his family. He has forever made us his children. He has forever changed our legal status. He has forever granted us an inheritance. He has forever lavished his love upon us. A Hope Deferred probes the depths of this wonderful reality by unfolding the six blessings of adoption as found in Romans 8. It intertwines these blessings with an account of one family s journey to international adoption a journey encompassing twenty years, four continents, and countless joys and sorrows. The result is a valuable glimpse into the essential relationship between adoption, affliction, and the fatherhood of God over his people.

 

How long, O Lord? is a piercing Biblical cry which Stephen and Alison Yuille lived over many years of praying that God would give them children. In the end, God granted them two daughters, and a deeper knowledge of His fatherly love in Jesus Christ. This book is a precious mosaic of personal stories and biblical teaching that go straight to the heart. —Dr. Joel R. Beeke

 

Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: Shepherd Press (October 1, 2013)

 

Image of J. Stephen Yuille

Author Bio – J. Stephen Yuille resides in Glen Rose, Texas, with his wife, Alison, and their daughters, Laura and Emma. He is the Teaching Pastor at Grace Community Church and Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is the author of The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety (2007), Puritan Spirituality (2008), Trading and Thriving in Godliness (2008), and Living Blessedly Forever (2012).

 

Stuck: A Documentary About International Adoptions

STUCK TRAILER from Both Ends Burning Campaign.

You have heard of the horror stories of adoptions taking years to complete, but have you seen it with your own eyes?

 

You will when you see STUCK, a film about international adoption.

 

The purpose of this film is to help people understand the issues and create a movement that will pressure U.S. officials to force a more supportive attitude toward international adoption. Orphan Outreach is encouraging everyone to see it and to join in and help change the system.

 

The film follows four children on their journey from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. The filmmaker tracks the four children and the three couples seeking to be their parents. It tracks the excitement and also the disappointment of the journey.

 

The movie, produced by Both Ends Burning, uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents going through the journey of international adoption. Each of the stories is filled with hope, elation, and sometimes heartbreak.

via Mission Network News