There is wisdom to do so in a much-neglected portion of Scripture, chapters 14-15 of Paul's Letter to the Romans. Paul introduces a category he calls "disputable matters," which in their time, were toe-curling controversies over big-ticket moral issues. He says that the good news of Jesus lays some demands on us when we're dealing with Uncle Harry and Cousin Mildred.
There will be difficult times during the adoption process, and afterwards too. It may seem, at times, that your relationship is going backwards. Yet with time, love and patience, adoptions are often one of the greatest gifts of love you can offer a child; a gift that will bless your family, as well.
October 9th is the anniversary of my younger sister Ann's death. She died suddenly, of an undetected heart condition in 2008. It hardy seems possible that she's been gone for seven years. When she made her transition she left a huge hole in my life. We spoke every day and spent as much time together as we could.