Mike and Kristin Berry are the parents of 8 adopted children. They’ve struggled through the ups and downs of raising children who have experienced trauma, and they love to share their story and the lessons they’ve learned in the hopes of helping other people along the way.
This article outlines five things that have made their adoption journey amazing, overwhelming, and worthwhile.
This is my favorite line: “The hope we have is that we stand with our children. We don’t fight against them . . . we fight with them, against their traumatic pasts. Instead of a lecture, we have a conversation. Instead of a battle, we hold them close to us through the storm. We find renewed hope through this. Out of these ashes comes hope. And let me tell you, friend . . . hope that is forged out of the hard stuff is hope that is stronger than steel.”