Miss USA’s Adoption Heroes

For You From The Word

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

For You To Think About

Lynette Cole

Lynette Cole

Lynnette Cole, Miss USA 2000, has a set of personal heroes: two sets of parents. Lynette, who is adopted, is biracial.

Her adoptive parents repeatedly told her how special she is and that God gave her to them for a purpose, even while children at school teased her for having brown skin when her parents are white. Their love gave her confidence.  “My parents sacrificed so much,” she says.  In order to complete the interracial adoption, the Coles moved to another state and both got new jobs.

But there’s another hero in Lynnette’s story – her birth mom.  To those considering adoption, Lynnette sends this message: “You can help so many (by considering adoption).  You can be an everyday hero in the life of a child.”

After serving as Miss USA, Lynnette worked as a television host and as a bipartisan lobbyist for the Congressional Coalition for Adoption.  Her story inspires thousands in the adoption triad.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,

Raise up more everyday adoption heroes.  Begin with me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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