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Adopting as a Christian.

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Advantages of Adoption

1. Adoption is the process by which all of us came to be a part of Christ’s family.

The Lord adopted us as his very own and we feel accepted as part of the Lord’s own family. Adoption is therefore a very deep Christian practice which should not be seen as strange or unacceptable. The following verses show us how we were adopted into the Lord’s family.

...I was a stranger and you took me in:

Matthew 25:35

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage...but ye have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba Father.

Romans 8:15

...accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:6
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I am all for adoption from a religious standpoint.  My own daughter's adoption was strongly influenced by my religious beliefs smile.gif

 

BUT be very careful!  Adoption as saving a child can be a mine field.  There have been soooo many stories in the news about families who felt a religious call to adopt and then were in over their heads.  The result of being in over your head is often abuse.

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This is an adoption forum.  I'm pretty sure posting this here is preaching to the choir as we are all "for" adoption--christians or not.  ;)

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This is an adoption forum.  I'm pretty sure posting this here is preaching to the choir as we are all "for" adoption--christians or not.  ;)


Nevermind that I'm reasonably certain there is more than just one advantage to adopting.... I'm not clear what the point of starting the thread was, other than to preach the New Testament.

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Nevermind that I'm reasonably certain there is more than just one advantage to adopting.... I'm not clear what the point of starting the thread was, other than to preach the New Testament.

 

Yeah. Really what else was the point.

 

I am not adopting to do "Gods work" or be charitable. I am doing it for selfish reasons. I want to expand my family. Its the same reason I got pregnant with my daughter. I just wanted to have children with my husband. Not trying to save the world, but hey if my daughter does that when she grows up, I'll consider it a bonus.

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Not to mention I think it is VERY offensive to feel like we are "saving" a child. You do realize a lot of kids adopted through foster care do not feel that way right?

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Originally Posted by pumpkingirl71 View Post

I am all for adoption from a religious standpoint.  My own daughter's adoption was strongly influenced by my religious beliefs smile.gif

 

BUT be very careful!  Adoption as saving a child can be a mine field.  There have been soooo many stories in the news about families who felt a religious call to adopt and then were in over their heads.  The result of being in over your head is often abuse.

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http://fleasbiting.blogspot.com/2012/06/journal-of-christian-legal-thought.html

 

this is a very good blog by a Christian man who adopted from India

 

This article is hard to read but well worth it- go to the blog and click on the link.
 

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and mommy kelly you are right- as an adoptee I did not and do not want my parents to think of themselves as "saving " me or rescuing me and I was adopted as an infant.

 

 

Probably just someone wanting to preach the gospel  but good reason for conversation!:)

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