Adoption

Christians believe in the intrinsic value of human life. They believe that life and the potential for life should be preserved as far as is possible. Christians believe that abortion is not the best answer and that the soul’s of unborn children should have the right to experience life outside the womb. The opportunity to live is infinitely valuable.

Most people know that Christians do not look favorably upon abortion, but Christians recognize that some parents must give up their children.

To this end, Christians support adoption as a valuable alternative. Christians believe that just as having biological children is a calling that God puts on our hearts, adopting children is also a calling. God even calls some to become foster parents who can help house children waiting to be formally adopted.

Many Christians adopt children from all over the world. It is important to adopt children from every country, every nationality, and every socioeconomic level.

What does the Bible say about adoption?

Ephesians 1:5 reads,He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.”

God has adopted all Christians into his family.

John 1:2 states, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

Again we see that those who accept Christ become children of God.

Luke reminds us in Acts 7:21 that Moses was adopted by the daughter of the Pharaoh in Egypt. It reads, “And when he was exposed, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son”

In Esther 2, we learn that after Esther’s parents died, her uncle Mordecai took her in as his own daughter.

There is certainly a Scriptural precedent for adoption.  Both Moses and Esther were used to deliver God’s people. This means that these two adopted children were used to accomplish great things for the Kingdom of God.

All who become Christians are adopted into God’s family and are all given a special spiritual gift to use for God’s kingdom. It is part of every believer’s calling.

If God adopts us and those adopted by earthly parents in the Bible were used for great things, think about what good can come out of you adopting a child today.

The video about adoption below was directed by a friend of mine named Thomas Brandon it is about the importance of adoption:

If you are feeling convicted that God is calling you to adopt, I highly recommend that you pursue it.

Here are a few resources:

http://www.americanadoptions.com/

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/adoption_and_foster_care/adoption_partners/private.asp

http://www.holtintl.org/

http://www.awaa.org/programs/default.aspx

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this post let me know. I will be happy to respond personally to any comments you share.

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