There is also a huge spiritual aspect that is included in adoption. There is the breaking of soul ties, breaking of generational curses, and of course instilling in them the TRUTH about who they are and Who they belong to! It's not just a one time prayer either because once you think something is dealt with, God reveals a new layer. Praise Him that it doesn't happen all at once-LOL!!
I forgot to mention yesterday that in my "talk" with Andrew we prayed together as well. He always seems a bit more calm after we pray and I can see a noticable difference in his behavior. Behavior is the *key* way that I know that something is bothering my sweet boy. That irrational, mean, hurtful behavior clearly means there is something underlying. Lots of time this will surface around court hearings (for the little guys) or parent visits. Although they have nothing to do with A. his spirit makes that connection.
This adoption stuff is quite the journey and I think that it is going to be different for each one of our kids. I. is very transparent with his feelings but we have no connection with his birthparents so there is more wondering. LM. well....at this point he seems to be very much like A. in personality and while we know some details about his story we will have to balance what we decide to share with him and when. No matter the child or his story....no matter what the beginning of their lives started out like...Jesus knows and He loves them even more than we ever possibly could!! He makes beauty from the ashes and each one has been REDEEMED! PRAISE GOD!