Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Way to Go, Carri!

Mrs. Carri Uram is one of the South's quiet heroines. With the support of her church, she leads a small adoption network that specializes in finding Christian homes for hard-to-place babies. I've seen them succeed when many larger, better-staffed Christian agencies don't even try.

In the edition of WORLD magazine that I received today I see that they published her comment regarding Marvin Olasky's recent article on transracial adoption. There she says,

Marvin Olasky's column on adoption was wonderful ("Giving Thanks," Nov. 20). As the director of an adoption ministry, I appreciate his encouragement to the Christian community to adopt children who don't have dozens of families clamoring for them. I find it sad, yet bitterly ironic, that thousands of people may pray silently on the roadside as a quiet witness against abortion on Sunday, but Monday morning I'm desperately seeking one family for a black baby. Many believers don't see the correlation between their pro-life stance and adopting "hard-to-place" children.


Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

I got to be at Saint Peter when RCJR baptized biracial triplets, one with Downs and other medical problems, who'd been adopted by a family in the congregation. You know that was a hard adoption placement! There wasn't a dry eye in the sanctuary that morning, lemme tellya. Carmon of Buried Treasure was there, too. St. Peter is the adoptingest church I know. One of the many, many things I love about it!

Tim said...

I remember seeing the photos of that adoption some where on-line. Wish I could have been there, too!