I think my title for this piece is probably a good summary as well. I have often felt that adoption of children is a blessing from God for both the adoptive parents and the children involved.

Early bretheren including Joseph Smith and Brigham Young adopted children into their households.

The decision to open your home for a new infant or even a teenager is one of selfless sacrifice that I feel our Heavenly Parents look upon favorably.

What experiences have you had with adoptions?