I decided to google search how adopted adults feel about the fact that they had been adopted. I felt like this was a good way to empathize with what our child will go through in life. I was horrified! So many people were negative about having been adopted, and about those who adopt. It petrified me.
Then, I found this post from the perspective of Talitha Piper, the grown daughter of pastor John Piper. What a breath of fresh air. I hope that teaching our children the doctrine of adoption will make them as glad to be called our children — and even happier to be called children of God — in the way that Talitha is.