30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents

By Jennifer Phillips New Hope Publishers, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-62591-515-3, 76 pages, $9.99 It’s not an easy decision to adopt a child, nor is it always easy after the child has joined your family. But author Jennifer Phillips offers 30 days of hope for adoptive parents in her new book that bears that title. Phillips shares not only her journey to adopt her daughter from China, but also the ways in which God helped along that journey. From the moment she and her husband decided to adopt to the challenges of meeting their daughter’s needs once she was home, Phillips provides a glimpse into the ups and downs of adoption parenting, providing words of wisdom and hope throughout the book. The book is designed to be read one chapter every day for 30 days and a prayer at the end of each chapter helps guide the reader in connecting with God in their own journey to adoption parenthood. “30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents” is a quick read that connects scripture to Phillips’ real life experiences. The author relates her adoption experiences to stories shared in the Bible. This is a nice, easy read for parents on the go and allows parents some time for reflection on their adoption journey, as well as God’s role along the way. “30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents” is perfect for Christian adoptive families looking for a deeper understanding of the path to adoption and weaves together scripture and prayer for in-depth reflection. — Reviewed by Kim Phagan-Hansel

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