Is there anything positive about belonging to a family that is not your biological family? What is the best way to respond when friends or strangers bring up the subject?
For many foster and adopted children, these are real questions about a sometimes sensitive and confusing part of their lives. It can be easy to feel like a misfit when everyone else seems to be part of happy, biological families. Having cared for foster children in their home, the author and his wife have a deep compassion for young people struggling with questions like these.
The Bible tells stories of men, women, and children who did not grow up in their families of origin. Part of the Family is a practical study of these people and how God used their difficult circumstances to make something beautiful of their lives.
(Author: Merle Burkholder)