Why Adoption?

By Heidi

Heidi Says …

This is one of the first questions that I get asked as an adoptive parent, and it’s probably a question that has more answers than I can even imagine. The answers to this question are as varied as the number of families who have adopted. Each family has its own unique reasons for adopting. But, when it all comes right down to it, we’re told – right in Scripture – to adopt:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ~James 1:27 NIV

God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. ~Psalm 68:6 NIV

For my family, personally, you would have thought the decision to adopt would have been obvious. Why? Because I have two brothers who were adopted from Korea when I was almost 15. My parents were never able to have any more children after I was born, and my mom (having come from a family of 11 children) always longed for more. Once she finally talked my dad into considering adoption, they …read more

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