National Adoption Day.
So, I can’t remember if I shared this before on here, but I am adopted. You can imagine then, I think adoption is pretty amazing. It completely changed my life and rewrote my story. Someday maybe I’ll share more of my story or if you would like to know more, send me a message…I love to talk about the miracle of my adoption.
And someday (hopefully sooner rather than later), I want to adopt. I think that my family would not be complete without an adopted child, I believe that God has pressed upon my heart that somewhere out there is a child that was meant to call me “Mommy.” A child who needs love and family and I can’t wait to meet them.
I have been studying the theology of adoption. It’s been life changing. In the adoption world, there is a lot of heated debate on both sides. The concern of baby-selling, coercion, and exploitation. The other side concerned about institutionalization, neglect, and an unloved/unwanted child. And I think both sides are concerned with all of the above…it really comes down to what’s more important and those answers vary.
I think all sides have good points. Important points. But I believe that God’s heart is for the Fatherless. And that He specifically equipped His church to look out for them. I personally think government has a lot of roles (more on this another day) but that some roles that the government has taken on would be better left to the Church. But the Church needs to stand up and take back what was given to us by God…a calling to protect the Fatherless, to look after the orphans and the widows in their distress.
Church, we need to stand up. We cannot sit idle while children go to bed hungry and feeling unloved. We cannot rest until there is no child uncared for in the world. Get involved, do SOMETHING. You can do something wherever you are, with however many (or few) resources you have.
Let’s make National Adoption Day 2013 even bigger! You have 365 days. Use them wisely.