Adoption is providing a loving, safe family for a child in need of one! While the goal of adoption is always the same, there are numerous types of adoption. The most common are infant domestic, international, and foster care adoption.
Biblically, we are to count the cost of something before beginning, to ensure we can finish the work. (Luke 14:28&29) This Biblical truth, coupled with society’s focus on finances, often compels people to allow the cost of adoption to influence their role in caring for orphans. While counting the cost is a good starting place, it should not be used as a sole determining factor!
The cost of some adoptions can be shocking to families who desire to open their hearts and home to a child in need of a family. For many people, seeing a number, followed by multiple zeros, feels disheartening, and out of reach. But the truth is this, if God has asked you to adopt, He will provide a way! Having financial security is important, but it can also be fleeting. As children of God, we must remember to place our trust in Him as our Provider, and not in the things He has provided!
If you know God has asked you to open your heart and home to a child in need of one, finances may be a challenge, but they should not stop you! There are several ways to adopt without acquiring debt.
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