How Do I Talk to My Kids About Their Adoption?

God Writes Their Story

Explaining adoption to your children can be one of the most difficult conversations as a parent. Since God is the author of your children’s story, you can use the gospel to explain God’s hand in their adoption. Julie Lowe is a counselor and faculty member for CCEF. She holds an M.A. in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary, has over fifteen years of counseling experience, and teaches on topics ranging from parenting to adoption. Listen as Julie give practical advice to parents and talks about how she addressed adoption with her kids. 

 Adoption is a beautiful picture of God’s love for us. He adopted us into His family. Therefore, you can use the gospel as a framework to tell your kids about their adoption.

What do you think about Julie’s suggestion to talk to your kids as early as possible about adoption? Do you agree with this idea? If so, why? If not, what hesitations do you have about starting to talk about adoption early on?
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Have you talked with your kids about adoption before? What was their response? What questions did they have? What was the hardest question they asked? How did you respond?
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Through faith in Jesus, we “are children of God … [and] have received the Spirit of adoption as children” (Romans 8:14-16). How can you reframe your child’s story around the story of the gospel? Where do you see God’s hand at work in their adoption story? How can you explain their story in a way they will understand?
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What can you do this week to talk to your kids about their adoption?
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God writes your story and your kid’s story. He has been with them as He’s been with you. He will be with you as you talk to your kids about their adoption. Trust Him for strength and guidance.  

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