Sunday, December 5, 2010

Why Adoption?

We have already been asked a handful of times, why adoption?  We are an open book and will happily answer any questions you all have!  For quite some time now, both of us have  felt our hearts be pulled to adoption.  As we grow in more awareness of God and what He desires for us as a family, and as our eyes are opened to the need for stability for so many children, we want to respond! 

When we met in Nepal in 2001, we each already had a desire to set the lonely in families through adopting a child in need of a home.  As our relationship grew, so did the call that we were someday going to bring an orphan into our family!  Our motivation for adoption also stems from our stance on the importance of life.  In response to our belief and support of mothers who do not want their unborn child or cannot support their unborn, we feel adoption is standing in the gap for that child’s right to life.  Adoption is literally life-giving for some babies--without the option of adoption, they may not live.

We believe strongly that God’s heart is for adoption.  After all, we are adopted into His family.  We have loved the sermon by John Piper entitled Adoption: the Heart of the Gospel.  Piper talks about how our adoption into God’s family relates to the adoption of a child.  If you have a few minutes, check out the script or listen to it online--it’s great!

God asks us to seek justice and love mercy, to care for the orphans and widows.  Our call--the Blomgren’s--is to fulfill that call through adoption.  There are many ways for people to carry out justice and love for these orphans and widows of the world: serve in your community, support local and global ministries/organizations, volunteer at your church or a women’s clinic, go on or financially support mission trips and other humanitarian work. 

We are really excited for this adventure.  It took a lot of prayer and we know that the road to adoption and the road after we receive our child will not always be easy.  But we are thrilled for this journey that God has led us on and eagerly await the next few steps.

God places lonely people in families. He leads prisoners out of prison into productive lives, but rebellious people must live in an unproductive land. - Psalm 68:6


Ermine and Pearls said...

That verse-- Psalm 68:6 -- is my life verse. :) I love your heart for adoption. I love the wisdom you possess in tackling what could be an arduous undertaking. I love your obedience to our loving God. You guys rock.

Karen Blomgren said...

David, Kelly and Noah,

We continue to pray for our little grandhchild who will be adopted in our family. We are praising God for your faithfulness to Him by following His call to adopt a child. It will be an awesome journey with many wonderful blessings. We want you to always know how supportive we are for your loving decision. Love, Grandma and Grandpa Blomgren

David and Bethany said...

I've been so busy with work & Christmas that I haven't looked at my Google reader in many, many weeks and apparently I missed the HUGE news! I am so excited to read your updates of your adoption! So, so exciting!


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