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Beginning of Life / Adoption

Adoption Resources
Public Agencies A small percentage of all adoptions in the United States involve the placement of children from the public welfare system. Contact your county or state social service...
June 29th, 2018
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
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
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
Adopted Into God's Family
When I was born, my parents could not take care of my spiritual needs. They certainly had faith of their own. But they knew that they could not pass salvation on to me by being my...
January 5th, 2008
An Adopted Child's Perspective
I was born to a single mother at an age when she was either a senior in high school or a freshman in college.  She placed me with a Christian adoption agency, which then placed...
January 5th, 2008
History of Adoption
The face of adoption has changed over the past two centuries. It began, arguably, as a way to benefit adults. In the past, wealthy elderly people would adopt adults to gain their inheritance....
January 5th, 2008
God Sets the Lonely in Families - A Look at Spiritual Adoption
Adopt: to take by choice into a relationship; especially: to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one's own child (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary)The thought of voluntarily...
January 5th, 2008
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
A Trimester of Prayer [Pro-Life Prayer Suggestions]
You can make a meaningful difference by including these thoughts in your daily devotion and prayer time.Week 1 - This week, pray for the unborn and their mothers. With the dawning of...
August 31st, 2006
A Mother's Sacrifice of Adoption
In January 2002, the United States lost a familiar name and face. His name was Mr. Dave Thomas, the affable founder and spokesman for the Wendys restaurant chain. Our greatest interest...
July 13th, 2006
Questions Most Birthmothers Ask About Adoption
How can I be helped financially?Can I get assistance with medical and living expenses while I am making an adoption plan?Can I choose a family for my baby? How much will I get to see...
March 29th, 2006
Questions Most Birthfathers Ask About Adoption
Are home pregnancy tests reliable? How can we find out if my girlfriend is really pregnant?I want to be involved, but I'm not ready to parent. What are my choices?Will I get to see...
March 29th, 2006
Abortion Vs. Adoption - The Differences and Similarities
For a comprehensive listing regarding the similarities of and differences between abortion and adoption, click here.We gratefully acknowledge and thank Bethany Christian Services for...
March 29th, 2006
Myths About Adoption
Planning your child's future is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Whether you choose to parent or make an adoption plan, you will want to make an informed decision. Recognizing...
March 29th, 2006
Adoption Information
Bethany Christian Services, the nation's largest adoption and family services agency, offers the following practical information on the issue of adoption:Types of AdoptionAdoption DictionaryChoosing...
March 29th, 2006
Well, At Least I Wasnt Adopted
This column is dedicated to the birthparents of my children and all the millions more who sacrificed to give life and love to their children through adoption."Well at least I’m...
October 12th, 2005
'Who Would Want a Child Like That?' We Would!
This article first ran in the December 1998 issue of National Right to Life News and is one of the stories readers have most asked them to reprint. Read it and you will see why. An...
January 15th, 2005
Children of God, You Are Worth Something! [A Sermon Concept]
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1a)."I'm such a loser! I'm a fat, stupid, ugly, klutzy,...
October 1st, 2004
Is Adoption Still the Forgotten Option?
Last month, Dateline NBC told the story of a young couple's decision to have a baby who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The story, which took place in 1998, is worth recalling...
October 1st, 2004
Trend in Embryo 'Adoption'
A surplus of embryos, leftover from in-vitro fertilization attempts, has created a new trend in embryo adoption. More than 100,000 embryos are currently in frozen storage in U.S. fertility...
October 1st, 2004
Open Adoption
What is Open Adoption? The Origins of Open Adoption Experiences with Open Adoption ConclusionWhat is Open Adoption?Open adoption means that birthparents and adoptive parents have some...
October 1st, 2004
...As God Wills: Understanding God's Plan for Childless Couples
Somewhere a young man longs to play for a professional football team. Another just hopes to see a live NFL game. Somewhere a young woman longs to be a star in the theaters of New York....
October 1st, 2004
Adopted from China
The government of China wanted my baby dead. Was it because she was second born or because she was a girl? Because a political directive in China allows only one child per family, she...
October 1st, 2004
Adoption: Bringing Children and Parents Together
Thinking about adoption for your child? Here are a few things to clarify how adoption works. First, you can decide whether you want an agency to help you with the adoption process,...
October 1st, 2004
Adoption: A Pro-Life Response to Families in Need
In a classroom of six-year-olds, the teacher was discussing a picture of a family. One of the children featured had a different hair color than did the other family members. A little...
October 1st, 2004
I'm Your Child
The following was written by Justin, a ten-year-old born in 1986 in Korea, who was adopted by Roger and Lynne Tews of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, when he was seven-months-old.To My Birth...
October 1st, 2004
Lord, Why Have You Been So Good to Us? - The Gift of Adoption
Beginnings was contacted by a WELS couple who adopted a baby born to a woman who had come to one of the Christian Life Resources Pregnancy Counseling Centers. Please note that Christian...
October 1st, 2004
What to Do With Baby?
Competent and sympathetic counselors understand that guiding an expectant mother to a God-pleasing decision is a complex job. Ther is always more to deal with in the heart of the soon-to-be...
October 1st, 2004
When They Say... You Say: Every Child a Wanted Child [and Other Social Arguments]
This is part 3 of a five-part series, "When They Say... You Say"Argument 3: "Every child a wanted child," and other social argumentsIn the 1960s, we were told that there were too many...
October 1st, 2004
Abortion Vs. Adoption
Competent and certainly sympathetic counselors understand that guiding an expectant lead a pregnant sister to love and provide for her baby and to give birth to it. But a good counselor...
October 1st, 2004
Five Basic Categories of Arguments of Pro-Abortion Arguments
Argument 1: "It's not a human being/person -- it's just a blob of tissue." A fetus is just a part of the woman's body It's not a baby An egg and a sperm are also human life -- the fetus...
October 1st, 2004

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