Introduction: Or Why Write this sort of blog anyway?

Adoption, it really does seems such a beautiful thing doesn’t it?

And if it’s done correctly and ethically it IS.    But by and large it is more and more becoming something that it shouldn’t be.

Should we be finding homes for children that need them?  Or are we finding children for parents that want them?

The former is true ministry, the latter is pure selfishness.    James 1:27 (KJV) says this: “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

Note it does not say to make a child fatherless in the attempt to make them your own.    But also important in this scripture is to keep oneself unspotted from the world.      

Unspotted, that’s a big word.   Undefiled and unspotted – everyone pays attention to the part about the widows and the fatherless but not about the undefiled and unspotted.

What does that mean to me?   That adoption should not be a business, it should be about finding homes for children in need and those adoptions should be handled in a Christlike fashion, with total honesty towards birth families and toward the children as well.

What is more scary to me though is that there is an attitude of “the ends justify the means” to get a child to a family.    Even when those ends involve falsifying documents, using a PR firm and even blatant lies.

Within this blog, I want to spend time exploring some of these cases, and what the Christian response should be.

The article I leave you with to start right now is one from The Nation.    And it brings up what should be disturbing ethical violations that a Christian should shun.

http://www.thenation.com/article/160096/evangelical-adoption-crusade

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