Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
We did not start this process for our own benefit. We did it out of love. We did it because Nico deserves a family, and we were tired of seeing him passed over. We put our wants aside and focused on what the right thing to do was. This child will end up in an adult institution in a little over 2 years if no one adopts him.
So, it's okay if you don't think we should adopt. It's not going to change anything. We will do what's right, no matter what adversity we face.
Our Lord adopted US first. He redeemed us on the cross. It is our duty, as Christians, to make sure the dignity of human life is upheld in all regards. From conception to natural death. Adoption is part of that. These children deserve a family, and God-willing, we will provide one for this sweet boy.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27