6.24.2010

adoption can be a lonely place for a Christian family

One of the most daunting aspects of adoption is the finances. Most families who set-out to bring a child into their family through adoption barely have enough money to pay the fees to just get started...much less, the looming thousands of dollars that will be necessary to complete the adoption.

Before I go any further, let me say that this post is not a cry for help for our family. The Lord has (and is) been faithful to provide for many of the financial needs for our two adoptions. We were blessed beyond measure to not have debt from Micah's adoption -- but this is not the case for many families. Not that we're special or anything, it's mostly because Vince is a minister -- which makes our adoption journeys more visible to more people.

What this post is, is hopefully an encouragement for you to get involved in a family's adoption journey...financially! Don't know a family who is adopting? I know scores, and would be happy to connect you! But, odds are, if you're apart of a local church, your rub shoulders weekly with families in the process of adopting!

The church can be a lonely place for an adoptive family, especially if their Brothers and Sisters in the Lord are unconcerned and/or disinterested in their family's call to adopt. Adoption is physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially draining -- serving the Lord through adoption is costly! To walk an adoption journey -- to care for orphans in their distress -- without the support of our church family is down-right lonely.

Most often, God calls us to serve Him in ways that seem impossible...maybe it's because He desires to demonstrate that all things are possible with Him! You personally may not feel called to adopt, but won't you consider supporting your Brothers and Sisters who are...and, the children who are waiting for their Forever Families! YOU may very well be apart of God's plan from Eternity Past to unfold those all-things-possible for an adoptive family! What better way to spend your money than to be apart of a child's opportunity to see and hear the Gospel...every day!

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Acts 4:32-35

2 comments:

Alison said...

Love this post!! As an adoptive family, it has been such a blessing to have other people generously helping us on our journey to our baby girl! And also, it has been a huge blessing for us to help other adoptive families that are on the same journey that we are! It is so cool to see all the ways that God provides for adoption!!

bill_cuttingedge said...

Thank you for this post. We are an adoptive family. Our local church showed no interest in our adoption. It was hard. Thanks for making people aware the importance of supporting adoption and families that are adopting!

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