Adoption is a beautiful display of the Gospel- God adopting us into His family because of the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Adoption is also a huge part of our pro-life, pro-family vision here at Family Policy Alliance. As November is National Adoption Month, we celebrate life inside and out of the womb. Every life matters!
Here are some thoughts as we work to promote the gift of adoption- providing every child with a loving, safe, caring family:
- Believers can make a difference.Statistics show that the very best thing we can do for children is raise them in a strong nuclear family. Over 400,000 children are currently in the American foster care system with 125,000 of those children needing a permanent home. That’s astounding. Those children could replace the population of Minneapolis. The average adoption wait time for a child in foster care at 31 months, which is unacceptable.But we as Christians can make a difference. Churches around the country have emphasized the importance of adoption and foster care- notably even more over the last decade. While not every family is called to adopt, local churches can rally around adopting families and provide the support, resources, and help they need. If one family from every local church adopted one child, the need for foster care would significantly decrease across the nation. Christian families can provide the loving families these children need.
- Adoption is for children, not adults.As our society embraces more structures of a so-called “modern” family, we need to have a proper understanding of adoption. Adoption does not exist for adults; it exists for children. But in today’s society, adoption has become all about what the adults want, not what’s best for the child. Because children deserve a mother and a father, we must always prioritize adoption placements where there’s a mother and a father present for the benefit of children. We must always strive to give children a healthy, strong, nuclear family whenever possible. Strong families create strong societies.
- Faith-based adoptions are under attack.Despite a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision affirming the rights of faith-based adoption providers to operate in a manner consistent with their faith, the current Biden administration continues to target faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. This administration wants to promote open adoption in any kind of “modern” family. They say, “the kids will be fine.” But will they? As government entities include “sexual orientation and gender identity” in nondiscrimination laws, those laws can be used as a weapon against faith-based adoption agencies and families- the very people who are statistically more likely to adopt than the general population. Why? Because as matters of faith and conscience, faith-based families and adoption agencies may decline to tell a girl that she is a boy, or they may try to place children in homes with one mother and one father. These simple principles – driven by faith and the best intentions for children – do not align with radical LGBT ideology, and government entities may tell agencies to either violate their consciences or stop serving children in their communities.
Family Policy Alliance continues to pray and fight for America’s children and families. They must come first, always, which means society should prioritize placing children in nuclear homes with a loving father and mother.
On December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case challenging Roe v. Wade. As Roe hangs in the balance, the question will be asked, “What will happen to the children if abortion is overturned?” We believe adoption is one of the answers to that important question.
That day, we will be at the U.S. Supreme Court to stand for life, and we’ll be sharing live video so you can participate from home. Will you join us online to stand for babies, both those who have been born and those who have yet to be born? We’ll also be making an important announcement that you won’t want to miss. You can find details and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/895451261173035
We praise God that He adopts us into His family. And we at Family Policy Alliance share in that vision of adoption – both spiritual and on earth- as it is Heaven.
For Faith and Family,
Family Policy Alliance