GoodnewsEverybody.com: Adoption, Orphans, etc… Outreach
Adoption Stories “Around the World”
Chelsea Patterson Sobolik chelseapattersonsobolik.com
“..One of my favorite things to talk about is adoption! A large part of that stems from the fact that I was adopted from Bucharest, Romania as child. Apart from my salvation, being adopted is the greatest gift I’ve ever received. I grew up in North Carolina, with five adopted siblings from Eastern Europe!..”
1153 My Strength Is My Story with Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, Longing for Motherhood
Create Your Now
Published on Mar 8, 2018
Chelsea Patterson Sobolik shares her story of holding on to hope in the midst of childlessness in her brand new book, Longing for Motherhood.
Chelsea Patterson Sobolik: She is a newlywed to husband Michael. She has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives on issues of child welfare, religious freedom, adoption, and foster care policy.
Chelsea was adopted as a newborn from Bucharest, Romania. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and The Patheos Evangelical Channel…”
Delighting in the Greater Adoption March 11, 2014 | Chelsea Patterson Sobolik
“..Apart from the gift of my salvation, earthly adoption is the greatest gift I’ve ever received. I was an orphan—both physically and spiritually. My story began in Romania with a 19-year-old unwed girl who wasn’t able to take care of me. The Lord sovereignly chose adoption for me. I am blessed that a man and a woman from the United States made a decision that radically altered my life forever when they traveled across the world and chose me as their daughter. Adopted-Child1I was rescued from a life void of love and care and freely given a new life beyond my wildest dreams. Adoption is immensely personal, because I was specifically chosen, sought out, bought, declared to have all the rights and privileges of being a member of a new family, and most importantly, loved beyond belief. As I pause to meditate on my adoption from Romania, I cannot help but meditate on an even greater adoption. ..”
Instant Family (2018) – Official Trailer – Paramount Pictures
When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InstantFamily/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instantfamily Twitter: https://twitter.com/instantfamily Hashtag: #InstantFamily
Meet the Robinsons, Trailer
I’ve met many people who have been adopted while living in Morris, Minnesota alone. Many would be blessed to hear and read their story, which is why I’m dedicating this website to open it up to have people share their experience (good/bad).
I hope people’s heart would be change by reading this story before, during, or after adopting. I’ve heard many sad cultural sensitivity issues, which is why I’m doing this.
I would love to hear your story on being adopted? Please contact me with your written story via e-mail or a personal interview.
Below are some examples of questions to e-mail me back w/your answers, but feel free to add any others:
How old are you now?
When were you adopted?
What country were you born in?
Where do you live now?
What were some positive-good experiences? What were some negative-bad experiences What were some struggles you faced growing up (eg. identity issues?)
What would you like your adopted parents to know?
Have you thought about finding your “biological” parents? If no, why? If yes, why?
Have you found them?
What was that experience like?
What are some suggestions that you would like to share with people in the “same boat” who have been adopted? What are some lessons that you feel people should know before they adopt from your personal experience?
Any additional questions, suggestions, prayer requests?
Sorry, if these questions might be very sensitive, but feel free to answer whatever you feel comfortable. Many of these questions came out of this Korean “Chasms” Adoptive Documentary Video, which I never knew what it was like being adopted. God has touched my heart with this issue because of the many adopted friends He has put in my life. I never experience adoption, but I can say we have been adopted by Christ-God’s family-when you come to know-Him!
Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. [ 1:17 Or [ / rebuke the oppressor ] ] Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.-Isaiah 1:17
What’s your adoption story?