Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The de Blecourt Family ~ 31 Families of HOPE: Day 6

Meet the de Blecourt Family!: Jahn and Kim, Jacey & Jake

Today is a special day in the life of this family!  Their story ~ which was just published is being launched today!  

Kim, what first tugged on your heart about the Fatherless?

A 2003 short-term mission trip to Ukraine and seeing children living on the street for the first time in my life.

Tell us one unique thing about your family/ministry.

Nourished Hearts, www.nourishedhearts.com, ia my blog ministry to those involved in Orphan Care. I also travel, speak for and support www.foodfororphans.org.

What was one challenge either before, during or after your child(ren) came home?

We experienced a long and difficult adoption process. Three of us experienced trauma issues upon return. 

If you could tell a family that was considering adoption one bit of advice what would it be?

Orphan care is a light in a dark world. Whenever there is light, darkness will try to extinguish it. That doesn’t mean we stop striking the match. Adoption works.

What verse was especially encouraging to you during your adoption journey?

Psalm 130:5 “I will wait on the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope
Share one blessing that has happened because you said YES and followed God on this journey.

Share one blessing that has happened because you said YES and followed God on this journey.

The outpouring of love, concern, prayers and resources regarding our adoption journey continues to amaze us to this day! We serve a faithful God.

If you could share one other thing that is meaningful to you on the topic of adoption/orphan care, what would it be?

I support orphan care of all kinds. Sponsorship programs keep families together and protects their vulnerable children. Foster care promotes reunification and new family placement if reunification efforts fail. Orphanages keep children from the savagery of the streets. These things are good and necessary. However, they are man’s response to the global orphan crisis. God designed family to care for children. Every child needs a family. And as good as sponsorship, foster care and group homes can be, orphans ultimately need a family.

Here's some info about Kim's new book, which was just released!  

When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country’s corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God’s light shines on even in the deepest darkness.

Thank you, de Blecourt Family, for sharing HOPE with us here at Reaching Hearts!  Be sure to check out Kim's blog for more information on her book and ministry.

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