This is Adoption

Written by: “Mama Bear”

Adoption is such a beautiful opportunity. It’s a chance to take what has been broken (a family unit) and be a part of redemption for a child. Adoption is part of the journey to creating beauty from ashes. (Isaiah 61:1-3 although not written about adoption is a beautiful picture to me of what can happen through adoption)

God placed in my heart the desire to foster and adopt at a young age. I had to read the biography of George Muller for a school project. Through that book, faith for provision and a desire to provide a safe and loving place for orphans was birthed in my heart. Currently for me and my family that walk of faith and place of safety is at work in our home through fostering. But adoption is like the next breath to fostering. It is very close to our hearts and in our thoughts. We daily pray for the future plans of the children currently in our home and what part we will play in their future.

Adoption is Gods idea. It’s His plan of redemption. He knew that brokenness and sin would happen in this world and in families. Because He is loving and kind He always offers a solution.

He gives us a chance as children of God to put to action the love that He has shown to us. Family is so important to God that He not only calls us friend but also sons and daughters.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name

John 1:12

He sacrificed His life for us. He wanted us to know we belong so He adopted us into His family. He wanted us to have an inheritance and the rights of a child. How beautiful is it that we can provide that same love, acceptance and belonging to a child in need of a family.

We love because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19

This is adoption

It’s Gods loving plan to brokenness.

It’s redemption and a chance at family.

Adoption is a future and a hope. It’s love.

Adoption is being wanted and chosen. It’s belonging.

If you’re looking for a way to put faith into action consider adoption. It’s not an easy journey. It takes sacrifice and patience. Every adoption starts at a place of loss and brokenness. But who better to love and accept a child and assist them in finding healing, hope and belonging than us as children of God. We are shown this same love by our Heavenly Father so we have the experience and qualifications ❤️

If you’re interested or have questions about fostering or adopting contact your local Children’s Aid Society. It’s a great place to start!