5 Reasons Christians Should Adopt

Author: Bob Ewoldt
 
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The problem is huge

There are over 132 million orphans around the world. These are children who have no one to care for them, and whom God has called his Church to care for (James 1:27). The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has created a huge population of orphans, comprising almost 12% of the child population. In Asia, there are estimated 65 million orphans.

Christians value human life 
One of the hot-button issues in Christian circles is abortion, and the basis of the Christian view on abortion is that life has value. We believe that each human is born with the image of God imprinted on them (imago dei, Genesis 1:26), and that gives each person inherent value. This idea that each life has value should also inform our position on adoption. Christians who value life should be willing to take in abandoned infants, unwanted children from unwanted pregnancies, and children from broken homes, because each child has value in the sight of God. We shouldn’t just rail against abortion; we need to “walk the walk” in this area… be willing to back up our convictions with actions....

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