Counting the cost of adoption
Re “It’s not about adoption; it’s about the gospel” (Features, November). Thanks for this honest portrayal of the joys and challenges that often accompany adoption.
We have fostered children who came to us from failed adoptions. We’ve seen the mistrust, confusion and rage that accompany broken promises.
Well-meaning but unprepared evangelical Christian couples who make commitments of providing a “forever home” to vulnerable children need to count the cost and examine deeply their own motivations. Eager adoption workers and admiring Christian friends can cloud the careful evaluation and soul searching that needs to take place. Far too many adoptions in Christian homes are breaking down.
In spite of these facts, I firmly believe more Christian families should adopt when they are called by God to do so and are well prepared.
Name withheld by request
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