"Wait No More" by Kelly and John Rosati
There are currently over 400,000 children in the foster care system in the United States, and over 76,000 children in the system in Canada. These are children who are waiting for homes due to circumstances of loss, abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Wait No More chronicles Kelly and John Rosati's journey as they build their family by adopting four children from the American foster care system. The Rosati's strongly believe that adoption through the foster care system by Christians is not only a solution for the children, but for the adoptive family to live an authentic, pro-life commitment to God. They are open and honest in this book as they share both the joys and struggles of adoption and this book will inspire every reader to find ways that they can become involved in such a journey.
This is such a beautiful story. As someone who genuinely hopes to adopt out of the foster care system one day, the book further solidified this hope. What I appreciated most about this book was it wasn't just a rosy picture of adoption and having the perfect family. They are completely honest about the difficulties they faced, including a failed placement and adopting children with special needs due to bad choices made by the birth parents. But what got them through was their strong faith and making sure that they trusted God through every step of the way.
This isn't just an inspiring book about adoption but also about faith and it is an incredible read. You will feel the highs and lows along with the Rosati's and find yourself smiling and in tears, possibly at the same time. The book will take you on an emotional journey but a good one, one that will inspire and move you to advocate for children in any way you possibly can.