Philippians 1:9 “… in knowledge and all discernment…”
Paul’s letter to the Philippians showed that he had a wonderful relationship with them, which made him thankful to God every time he remembered them in prayer.
Relationships are important. Relationships grow strong when it is based on the knowledge of each other’s likes, interests, fears, dreams, etc.
This is one reason why we at SP strongly advocate facilitating video calls with possible adoptive parents (PAP) matched with an SP child of any age. This helps the child hear the PAP’s voice, accent, inflections, and laughter. At the same time, it benefits the PAP to see their child.
There was one video call where the possible adoptive mother saw the feet of the child, she started crying because, unbeknownst to us, she had counted the toes; a normal thing for a mother to do upon delivery.