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