The Right Reason to Adopt

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In this post, Jessica Honegger, CEO of Noonday Collection, shares part of her own story on the adoption journey, and what she has learned about motivation for adoption. But first watch this real life illustration of another woman who felt a godly call to adoption, even when it made no sense to the rest of the world.



We can't base a decision like bringing children into our home on worldy wisdom, and Jessica Honegger has also felt a call to adoption. Listen to her speak about the difference between adopting for a cause and adopting for the family.


James 1:27 (GNBDC)

27What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world.

Good News Bible with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha. Scripture taken from the Good News Bible (r) (Today's English Version Second Edition, UK/British Edition). Copyright © 1992 British & Foreign Bible Society. Used by permission.

Good News Bible. Scripture taken from the Good News Bible (r) (Today's English Version Second Edition, UK/British Edition). Copyright © 1992 British & Foreign Bible Society. Used by permission.


What is the difference between adopting for expanding your family and because you want to take care of orphans? Are these mutually exclusive?
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How can a Christian take care of orphans without fully adopting or entering into foster care? When, if ever, should Christians not take orphans into their homes?
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Do you believe that every Christian should find some kind of involvement in orphan care? Why or why not?
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How do you personally feel called to take care of orphans? What do you think God is calling you to do?
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We need to follow Jesus in every way, whether it be in sharing the gospel or helping in orphan care. Remember Jessica's words: "Don't follow the call. Follow the One who calls you."