Christmas, Gospel, and the Gift of Adoption

It's Christmas Eve, and families all over are making their final preparations for Christmas morning.
Those families that know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior recognize that among other things, Christmas is representative of the glorious reality of their adoption as sons and daughters into the family of God. 

As a child was given unto us on Christmas Day, so through the gift of Jesus are we redeemed, and given a new identity in Christ. Children who were once orphaned by sin, and separated from the life of God, are brought near to the heart of God, given unto Him in love, mercy, and grace. In Christ, we have become heirs of his eternal kingdom!

As families gather around their Christmas trees, and exchange gifts with one another as expressions of the love they have for one another, many families and couples will begin discussing and preparing for the possibility of welcoming into their homes in 2015 an adopted child. It is and will be one of the most stressful, yet joyous occasions this life has to offer. 

But, it's not without potential difficulties, and stumbling blocks. As with any major, life-changing decision, knowledge is key to preparation, and a successful outcome. Whether a family is pursuing a private or state facilitated adoption, there are more resources available to the adopting family than ever before. Taking advantage of these resources will be a significant help.

At Baylight Counseling, we have experience as adoptive parents, and in working with both adoptive families, and birth mothers as they navigate both closed and open adoptions. If you're contemplating adoption in 2015, we'd be happy to speak with you, and assist in either your preparation, or in facilitating a discussion to help you decide if adoption is right for you and your family.

In the meantime, here are some resources for you to consider. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We'd love to speak with you, and serve your family during this important time. 

Merry Christmas, and may the Lord bless you richly in 2015!

Scripture: Romans 8:15-17; Galatians 4:4-5

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