One of the most beautiful parts of our adoption journey has been seeing the faces of children transformed by the love of a family. There have been several families whose children’s faces I became familiar with while looking for the faces of my own in pictures and videos from the orphanage. Some of the families have gone to get their children and brought them home and posted new pictures.
It’s amazing to see the transformation, even while they are still in the Congo. The light in the childrens’ eyes. The smiles on their faces. Their arms thrown recklessly around their new parents’ necks, as if to say, “My heart is finally free!”
Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song about this years ago, but I never realized the significance of the words until I went to his concert and watched this video, featuring one of his own adopted daughters.