Adoption Ceremony

This evening, I read an article called “Because I Love You“.  In it, the therapist describes the pain that parents feel when giving up their baby for adoption.  She also talks about an “adoption ceremony” which is a beautiful event involving both the birth parents, adoptive parents and their families.

This particular ceremony takes place in a Church setting where the Pastor offers his blessings.  The community is given the opportunity to support the families and the new bond that is shared because of the mutual love that they all have for this child.  What a powerful way to embrace these families and share the love that God has for all of us, His adopted children.

Perhaps more birth parents would think about choosing life for their babies if they are loved and supported themselves after the difficult decision to give up their little ones for adoption…