You guys! Day 30! I only have one more day in this challenge and it’s been real!
I hope that you all have enjoyed reading along with the series and that you have at least gleaned some information. I will be back in November with my regular posts, but I will probably be taking it a little more slow since…new baby and all.
Today is the final Scripture Sunday, so let’s dive right in!
In review, I have posted the last six points in previous blog posts that can be found here, here and here:
- Adoption involves purposeful planning
- Adoption requires the right qualifications
- Adoption is costly
- Adoption saves children from terrible situations
- Adoption involves a legal change
- Adoption involves the spirit of sonship
Today I’m concluding the series with these two points:
7. Adoption transforms the child in every way
When a child is taken into a family, or adopted, they start to take on the mannerisms of the family. They will learn the routine, the expectations and even some of the behaviors (like always being late…what? Not the Hines!)
When we are adopted spiritually, this happens too. We receive the Holy Spirit and become transformed, hopefully expressing all of this in the fruits of the Spirit.
We begin to walk according to the will of the Father, bear the marks of the Father and imitate the Father —Ephesians 5:1
8. Adoption gives the child the right to be an heir of the Father
When a child is adopted into a family, they are heirs. They are seen as the rightful children of the parents, and anything that the parent legally leaves behind will be theirs.
Spiritually, we have this incredible blessing of being Christ’s heirs as well. We are given the privileges and blessings that come with being an heir of the Father of glory! We have a glorious inheritance- God himself, and dwelling with Him for eternity. It is a struggle here on earth before this inheritance is fulfilled, but it will be worth it in the end!
If you have any questions at all about foster care or adoption from foster care as I go through this series, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can leave a comment or send an email. At the end of the series, I will have a Q&A day and will be answering any questions I receive throughout the month.
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2: Meet the Hines
Day 3: Shop Feature: Karla Storey
Day 4: Why We Chose to Foster
Day 5: The Process
Day 6: The Cast of Characters
Day 7: The Paperwork
Day 8: The Goal is Reunification
Day 9: Reflections
Day 10: Shop Feature: Ransomed Cuffs
Day 11: The Placement
Day 12: The Daily Life
Day 13: The Extra’s
Day 14: Bonding
Day 15: The Goodbye
Day 16: Reflection
Day 17: Shop Feature: Together we Rise
Day 18: Finances
Day 19: Rules
Day 20: Foster or Foster to Adopt
Day 21: Public Agency or Private Agency
Day 22: Books/Resources/Blogs
Day 23: Reflections
Day 24: Shop Feature: The Archibald Project
Day 25: How You Can Be Supportive
Day 26: How You Can Be Involved
Day 27: Myths on Why You Can’t Do It
Day 28: Frequently Asked Questions/Q&A
Day 29: Conclusion
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