Occasionally I’m asked by someone to explain the purpose of our ministry. My answer is always- we exist to provide families for children who need them — whether through adoption or foster care.
Almost 50% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Of those, over 40% end in abortion.
The purpose of adoption is to give a parent facing an unplanned pregnancy the opportunity to give their child life and plan for their future by placing them into a loving, Christian home.
Adoption ministers to everyone involved. For a birth parent, it provides the opportunity to make a loving, responsible, and painful choice. It allows them to put the needs of their child before their own desires. They are given the opportunity to choose a family to raise their child, entrusting them to love and nurture the child as much as the birth parent does.
Adoption allows adoptive parents to grow or create their family. It also allows families to be obedient to the call of the Lord in James 1:27 to care for the orphans. Adoption enables adoptive parents to be a part of the Lord’s plan to “settle the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6). Adoption is the framework through which the Lord ensures that children without families are blessed with one.
For children, adoption provides a Christian family. Families are God’s perfect design. Through a family, children find love, nurture, and healing. Families provide the foundation of faith. Children are able to grow up in the optimal environment for success when they have a Christian family.
Adoption matters to us because it matters to God. What a blessing it is to be part of God’s plan for all children to have families. At Christian Services of Oklahoma, we have the opportunity to help create families through domestic adoption, international adoption support services, and foster care. I invite you to join us in this special ministry.