For the next several weeks I will be writing my weekly post about the country of Bulgaria. As a part of the required education needed to adopt internationally we are to write a detailed essay about the culture and history of the country where we plan to adopt. My posts will be mostly informational but hopefully interesting and enlightening.
Our home study social worker recently told us that we would soon become a American-Bulgarian family. She talked of the importance of embracing and weaving Bulgarian traditions into the fabric of our family. Both my husband and I share a rich Christian heritage. Mine going back as far as our family tree records. Even so, we do not have a strong connection to any one country of origin. We are looking forward to fully embracing this new identity as a family.
We open our hearts and home to the beautiful ways we will learn to grow and celebrate life as a Christian multicultural family. Our hope is to fully accept and embrace our child’s past, present and future. To bridge cultural gaps and forge new paths. To learn how to speak the universal language of love fluently.
I invite you to follow along on this heart journey as I uncover the hidden treasures of the small, humble country of Bulgaria. One richly saturated in history, tradition, culture and amazing breath-taking natural beauty.
- Bulgaria: Geography and Climate
- Ancient Bulgarian History
- Independence to Communist Rule
- Freedom for Bulgaria, Government and Economics
- City Life and Tourism
- Culture and Traditions
- Family, Social Issues and Orphanage Life
- In-County Adoption Process
This is still a rough outline of what I will cover in my upcoming posts but it is a good picture of what to anticipate in the coming weeks. My hope is that you will become just as captivated with Bulgaria as I am. Though I have not yet stepped foot on Bulgarian soil, a piece of my heart has already traveled there. A piece of me, that will reside there until one special someone is called home to us.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:18 NIV