Adopted In Love
Adopted in Love is a heartwarming story of love, acceptance and sharing of life and culture told in both English and the Yolŋu language of Warramiri.
In 2017, schoolteacher Rachel and her husband Cameron moved to the remote homeland of Gäwa, on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory. Upon their arrival, they were adopted into the local Yolŋu family.
In this beautifully illustrated book, Rachel reflects on her adoption into the Yolŋu family and how it mirrors our own adoption into God’s family through his Son Jesus.
I had a light-bulb moment. How our Yolnu family adopted us was a crystal-clear reflection of our adoption through Jesus. One of my favourite pieces of encouragement was from a schoolteacher who learned about adoption into the Yolnu family: ‘Up until today everything I heard has told me we can see Aboriginal culture and learn about it, but not be a part of it.’ Isn’t that the beautiful gift of God? That we not only behold his glory and majesty. We get to be part of it all. We get to call him ‘Daddy’. May we never lose wonder at this absolute grace.
Publication date: November 2021
Title: Adopted in Love
Subtitle: Gumurryu-warratthuwan Mä-nuwatjinyayu
Translators: Daymanu Bukulatjpi and Garal’wuy Gurruwiwi
Illustrators: Salome and Katinka Moes
Format: Hardcover edition
Page count: 40
Specifications: 210 x 297 x 8 mm
Categories: Children, Aboriginal Perspectives, Christian Testimony, Adoption, Family Stories