What’s the “Adoption Triangle”?

For You From The Word

Look after orphans. (James 1:27)

For You To Think About

Adoption TriadAccording to Bethany Christian Services, the nation’s largest adoption agency, U.S. adoption placements are up 26%.

One reason cited for the upturn: the new, growing movement in American churches that challenges Christians to consider adoption.

Churches are developing a variety of ministries to serve all three members of the adoption triangle: birth parents, the child, and adoptive families. (Birthmothers, for instance, serves birth moms and birth dads.)

Does your church have a ministry to “look after orphans” and their parents (James 1:27) – the vulnerable and marginalized in the adoption triangle? Consider developing a Birthmothers ministry or other movement in your congregation.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Move hearts in American churches to build a ministry to those in the adoption triangle – birth parents, children, and adoptive families.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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