We all need adoption

Cradle My Heart Today | Karen’s story 7-10-17

The Bible says through the love of Jesus Christ we have the right to become children of God. Listen now:

In fact the only way to join God’s family is through adoption.

America’s public health crisis of one million children dying in abortions every year makes adoption the compassionate choice.

Karen and her husband have adopted five kids.

She says, “Adoption is God’s plan for our family. All of our kiddos have special needs, but each one is equally valuable in God’s eyes—and in ours.”

Adoption is a game-changer, because it’s a choice everyone can live with.

The world’s opinion of adoption is evolving and the bygone stigma is receding as open adoption is providing joy and stability to adoptees and parents.

Not only does adoption prevent abortion today, the ideal of adoption mirrors the spiritual reality that we all need adoption, and only through adoption are we made to belong to the family of God:

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:9-13

Find out more about how to support the life-saving option of adoption on our resource page at cradlemyheart.org.


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2 Comments

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    Kate

    August 14, 2017

    Where would one find studies proving adoption prevents abortion?

    All the studies I have come across only prove that babies of the poor are being redistributed to wealthier families.

    The consistent reason for adoption is poverty- per published studies.

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      Kim Ketola

      August 14, 2017

      There aren’t many studies available looking into whether adoption reduces abortion rates. But we can infer that according to a study comparing rates of placement for infant adoption prior to 1973 when abortion became legal, and current rates. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption USA Chartbook noted in 2007,
      “Recent and continuing developments in reproductive medicine may also affect the adoption landscape. For many people seeking to build families, treatments such as intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization, either with the parents’ own genetic material or with donor sperm and/or eggs, increasingly provide alternatives to adoption. At the same time, the relinquishment of infants born to never-married women has become rarer, declining from 8.7 percent prior to 1973 to 1 percent throughout the 1990s.”

      https://aspe.hhs.gov/report/adoption-usa-chartbook-based-2007-national-survey-adoptive-parents

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