Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. - Jeremiah 1:5a

Beginning of Life / Adoption



CLR's Official Positions and Thoughts to Ponder on Life and Family Issues
Abortion Human life exists already at conception. It is a gift from God. He also reserves for himself the authority to take human life. Aborting an unborn child for any reason, other...
December 5th, 2012
Our Embryo Adoption Story
Article adapted with permission from its initial publication in LifeLines from Bethany Christian Services, the largest adoption agency in the U.S. and also a worldwide ministry that...
December 22nd, 2010
Adopted by My Parents... and God
Before a couple adopts a child, they may wonder how to tell the child that he or she is adopted. Do you wait until you think the child can understand the concept? What words do you...
December 22nd, 2010
A Model Family - Lessons Learned about an Adoptees Reunion with Her Birth Parents
I was brought to my parents’ home when I was 11 months old. My birth father delivered me to the house, and my birth mother was already long gone. After he left, my parents say...
December 20th, 2010
Blood Is Thicker Than Water - A Look at Arguments Against Adoption
No doubt you have heard this old saying before – and maybe you’ve even used it yourself. It’s a way of conveying that the ties that bind us to blood relatives are...
December 14th, 2010
The Discovery - A Look at Unexpected Pregnancy and Adoption
The discovery of Ashley’s pregnancy came more as a disappointment than a shock. Despite all of the warnings to the contrary, Ashley’s relationship with her boyfriend became...
December 8th, 2010
Adopting a Snowflake
What should be done with 400,000 frozen embryos that are cryo-preserve after in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures? In some cases, those embryos are waiting to be thawed and transferred...
January 5th, 2008
Children Need You - A Look at Caring for Youngsters in Less Fortunate Circumstances
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world (James 1:27).It...
January 5th, 2008
Adoption Resources
Public AgenciesAbout 15 percent of all adoptions in the United States involve the placement of children from the public welfare system. Contact your county or state social service agency...
January 5th, 2008
Q&A on Adoption Options
QUESTION: My 16-year old niece announced recently that she is pregnant. Her boyfriend and parents are unwilling to step in to help. She has come to me for advice. I don’t want...
January 5th, 2008


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