Confessions of an Adoptive Parent
By Mike Berry
Publisher: Harvest House
Release Date: 02/2018
Imagine parenting eight adopted children of different ages, from various backgrounds, and some with disabilities. The Berrys have lived this experience, and Mike, the father, honestly addresses the challenges, heartbreak, and spiritual rewards.
Ultimately about learning to trust God in difficult circumstances, the book speaks to the need for nearness to God and strong Christian relationships. In sidebars throughout, he offers advice on practical matters, from weathering the adoption process to demonstrating patience.
Berry is a family pastor and now ministry organizer for Christians undergoing challenges with their adopted children. He shows how adopting parents’ spiritual lives wouldn’t be what they are had they not adopted. Recommend this book to couples who’ve adopted or plan to.