Not only has God commanded that His people care for those in need, but He has also modeled and ordained the institution of adoption. Anyone who has placed their trust in Christ has been adopted into God's family. Ephesians 1:4-5 tell us: … “In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”
Caring for the fatherless is not simply a compassionate and kind act, and adoption is not merely an additional means of growing our families to the desired size. Caring for the fatherless and adoption are at the very heart of God. Caring for orphans is about obedience … it is about knowing the God whom we serve.
“Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.”
Dennis Rainey, author,
God's Heart for the Orphan and host, Family Life Today radio.
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What if my religious tradition isn't listed?
If your denomination or spiritual preference isn't listed, it may be that we cannot locate written support of the gift of adoption by one of your spiritual leaders. If we have overlooked this, we'd be happy to consider adding other comments from religious leaders that would be consistent and supportive of the Christian faith.