President Reagan on Adoption

For You From The Word

I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as … a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind (Isaiah 42:6-7, ESV)

For You To Think About

National Adoption Awareness Month, celebrated in November, puts the spotlight on adoption. The focus includes the numbers of children in foster care, the numbers of families who have found joy in adoption (or look forward to doing so) … and one other sometimes-neglected population segment: birth parents who sacrificially place their children for adoption.

Ronald Reagan“One aspect of the tragedy of the 1.5 million abortions performed each year is that so many women who undergo abortions are unaware of the many couples who desperately want to share their loving homes with a baby,” said President Ronald Reagan in his 1984 National Adoption Week Proclamation . “No woman needs to fear that the child she carries is unwanted.”

Adoption awareness, said Reagan, gives us an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to give every child (including every unborn child) the chance to become part of a family. Adoption is a positive way for women to provide a future for a child and for parents to build families.

As public attention moves to adoption in November, you can celebrate adopted children, adoptive families … and the adoption option available to women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy.

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Thank You for the gift of adoption. Use the month of November to raise awareness about the numbers of children in foster care, the numbers of families who experience joy in adoption, and the opportunity to share about the adoption option with those who face an unplanned pregnancy.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Devotionals about Adoption Awareness

5 Questions Women Ask When Considering the Adoption Option

Truth: Aborted Children Can’t Be Adopted

What You Need to Know About the 3 Types of Adoption

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