We are Paddy and Lily. Christians. Married 14 years. Waiting on God to perform a miracle and bless us with a child through adoption.
This blog has grown out of the conviction that adoption is not just our dream but it’s also the Church’s business. And by Church, we’re not talking about any particular 4 walls or a single zipcode, we’re talking about the body of believers in Christ everywhere. Adoption is a God ordained mandate to His people:
James 1:27: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Adoption does both of these things. Caring for orphans amidst an epidemic of abortion, domestic newborn adoption is the front lines of the pro-life movement. And going against culture to raise funds, raise awareness, evaluate your own life, and take the risks associated with adopting is one of the greatest lessons in leaning God-ward and away from the world that we have experienced.
So we here we are leaning in to God and asking for prayer, support, but most importantly that you would catch a glimpse of why adoption must become the church’s passion.