Thursday, November 17, 2016

Finding Liam

Liam was found on May 16, 2015 at Zhongshan Hospital of the Qingpu District of Shanghai. At 10:30 in the evening nurse Xu Jianping was walking through the hospital and found him in a chair in the emergency room waiting area. Tucked in his blanket was a note giving his birthdate, April 13, 2015. 

This is all we know of Liam's beginning. We don't know his early story and most likely we never will. This is a sorrow that is hard to adequately put into words. We mourn the significant loss that our precious little boy has experienced in his life. We also acknowledge and grieve the loss his biological parents must be living with. We don't know their circumstances, but making the decision that they did could not have been easy; I imagine it was made with significant agony, but with hope that their son would have a better life.

Adoption begins at a place of great loss and heartache, it's the part of adoption that is painful and hard to understand. We know, though, that God is able to take what is ugly and raw and change it into something beautiful. He is writing a new story in our son's life, one with hope, love, and a beautiful future. We are humbled that we have been invited to be part of Liam's story and can't wait to see what God will do in our son's life. He truly does make all things new.

  The nurse who found our boy, still employed at the hospital, but not on duty when we came. 

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