ADOPTIONs

 

Conventional Resources

 
      
 
Doss, Helen  The Family Nobody Wanted  Scholastic Book Services publication - Autobiography of family who adopted 11 children.
 
Fawcett, Becky - 5/18/2011 - This week's CNN Hero is Becky Fawcett - www.Helpusadopt.org 
to provide grant money to adoptive parents -
 
Gateway http://www.gateway.org/
 
J. Lee Grady - Why Every Christian Should See the Movie 'Lion' - 4/16/2017
 
Krementz, Jill  How It Feels to Be Adopted
 

http://www.solarmovie.eu/watch-the-search-for-santa-paws-2010.html - also u-tube series

 
TLC TV show - http://2paragraphs.com/2016/04/long-lost-family-
how-to-apply-for-adoption-show-on-tlc/ - 3/2017 series begins on reuniting adopted/estranged kids with biological parents and siblings "To apply for the show,
download the Long Lost Family Casting Application (
LLF Casting Application ) or here
or http://shedmedia.com/uploads/4f2a2209-e03b-40dc-b132-be6393b3fe2a.pdf). 
You’ll need to print it out and complete by hand and then fax to 323-904-4681.
Shed Media (
3800 Barham Boulevard, Suite 410, Los Angeles CA 90068) cannot currently accept electronic signatures.  Note you must be at least 18 years old to apply."
 

Spiritual

 
Adopt or Place for Adoption http://www.adoptuskids.org/
Heidi Baker - Daily Devotional: Day 90 - "Adopted" - When we give our lives over to the Father, we discover that He adopts us. We’re not orphans. He takes us in, because He loves us and we are His kids. It’s not because of anything we can do or have done, not because we’re better than anyone else, not because we succeeded through hard work where others have failed. Before the foundations of the world.  He picked us out to receive His grace & mercy, & He just loves us.”
Excerpt From: Roll...
& Heidi Baker. “Reckless Devotion.” https://www.facebook.com/DrHeidiBaker/posts/947235698633475
 
Banks, Bill - Deliverance for Children & Teens book Section How Demons Enter -
Gate of Childhood Trauma - At Birth
   http://www.goodnews.netministries.org  
Those adopted, in most likelihood, need deliverance from the spirit of abandonment, rejection, & self-rejection
What is said in the delivery room gives the enemy opportunity to adversely affect the newborn...
"An individual can receive a(n evil) spirit from the moment of birth (due to Adam's/Eve's original sin & due to careless words spoken in the birthing room). Not only that,
"If a fetus has the capacity to receive the Holy Spirit (as John the Baptist did),
then it is certainly logical that a fetus has the capacity to receive an evil spirit. 
There are 2 main routes by which an evil spirit can gain entry to a fetus...
1st...the root of inheritance...2nd...through trauma or fear experienced by the mother... The character of Satan" is "to mount an attack upon the weakest & most defenseless victims...Children, I believe, are even more vulnerable than infants, because their consciousness is developing, as are their minds, tier wills, & their awareness of right and wrong."
Adoption  "Adoption invariably necessitates deliverance because of abandonment.  We have yet to encounter an adopted child who did not have this kind of (abandonment) spirit...The ancestral lines of 4, 2 natural and 2 adoptive, individual parents are involved presenting the possibility of 4 potential sources for inherited spirits."
"Adoptive parents often stand in need of deliverance also" & assume the adopted child's negative behavior "is the true feeling of the child...Often times, deliverance can come merely by seeing the truth.  Jesus said
, 'The truth shall set you free.'"
 
Bubeck, Mark I. president, International Center for Biblical Counseling, Sioux City, Iowa, USA.
The Adversary - The Christian Versus Demon Activity  Chapter 11 Tools for Warfare 
  
http://www.lakehamiltonbiblecamp.com/books/delivera.htm 
"In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I praise my Heavenly Father,
that He has entrusted to me my adopted (foster) child _________...
I here and now renounce & repudiate all the sins of _______'s blood ancestors. 
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I cancel out all demonic working that would want to be passed on to _______ from his blood ancestors.
recommended reading  http://deeperwalkinternational.org
 
Copeland, Germaine Prayers that Avail Much  www.prayers.org Adopting a Child prayer 
Mark 9:37
Message -
Jesus said, "Whoever embraces 1 of these children, as I do, embraces Me." 
"Father, take this child up & be a Father and Mother to him/her,
as we extend our hands & our hearts to embrace him/her. 
Thank You for the blood of Jesus that gives protection to this 1 whom we love. 
We thank You for the man & woman who conceived (& who adopt) this child & pray that You will bless them...
If they do not know Jesus, we ask You, the Lord of the harvest, to send forth laborers
to share truth with them, that they may come out of the snare of the devil...
You cause us to find favor & good understanding with You & with man:
the adoption agency staff, the judges, & all who are involved in this decision-making process...
for they (these children) have angels who see Your face continually in heaven...
Lord, we are looking to You as our Great counselor & Mighty Advocate. 
We ask for Your wisdom for us and our attorneys. 
Father, contend with those who contend with us; give safety to our child & ease him/her day by day...
No (evil) weapon formed against us and this adoption shall prosper;
any (false/ malicious) tongue that rises against us in judgment shall be shown to be wrong. 
This...(holy advocacy)...is our inheritance as Your children...May it be done unto us according to Your Word" (and according to Your predetermined destiny of this child, whom You love & foreknew, before the foundation of the world.  May Your perfect will & not ours be accomplished.  Thank You.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.)
 
Adoption and Hospitality Should Replace Evangelism by Yaholo Hoyt - The Power of Adoption -

"When most people think about the term 'adoption' we usually only think about a family adopting a child.
However, to 'adopt' is 'to bring into your family.'
Adopting a child is certainly the most potent form of adoption, but there are many degrees after that.
You can adopt a single mother, & her children, into your family (speaking relationally, not legally).
You can adopt the alienated and lonely into your social circles.
You can adopt those outside your socio-economic status into your community.
Like adopting a child, it is a commitment to say that no matter who they are, or what happens, they are family."

 
Dorman, Dr. Sarah - http://adoptioncenterofhope.com/sarah/ or http://adoptioncenterofhope.com/
 

Haymond, Dottie http://www.awmi.net/video/this-weeks-tv/#/2018/week21/friday 5/25/2018 from Destiny Stories volume 2 - Missionary to Kenya autobiography

 
Kat Kerr June 15, 2014 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rMjXzVo7Nmw
from Tribulation Now radio By
admin End Time Prophecy part 2
from
http://jesusstories.info/?s=kat+kerr&search=Search + http://jesusstories.info/page/2/?s=kat+kerr&search=Search
Kat Kerr audio Revelations For What's Coming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Z6XeyGnbo 8/24/2015 -
Childless adults in heaven may adopt infants whose parents did not make it to heaven, and raise them as their own.
Reserve Children are those set aside for adoption in heaven for those who never had children but wanted them. 
(They may or may not include those who were aborted, miscarried, & whose parents did not make it to heaven.)
Some of these will always remain children. 
Revealing Heaven on the Heavenly Cruise 3. (November 16-23, 2014 Kat Kerr) AUDIO 
 
MacNutt, Francis & Judith - Praying for Your Unborn Child - www.christianhealingmin.org 
A fetus can recognize if he is wanted.  If not wanted, a spirit of rejection can hook in. 
Infant baptism can fill a child with the Holy Spirit (as perhaps John the Baptist was in the womb), but also provide protection from the evil 1.  The Roman Catholic church's infant baptism liturgy includes the rite of exorcism, just in case the infant has picked up demonic influences from others, recognizing that an innocent person can be invaded by an evil spirit.
 
ORPHAN Spirit - can be an evil spirit oppressing or indwelling or just a personality bent.
Amanda Buys contends, "We do not cast out an orphan (broken/abandoned/rejected spirit or more aptly one's spiritual) heart, but it (the soul) must be introduced to a Loving Father and then be willing to receive the Father. If we do not allow ourselves to be fathered by the Father of Creation, it becomes very easy to be deceived by the father of lies, the 1st, Chief spiritual orphan."  -
http://www.dougriggs.org/The_Orphan_Heart__1_.pdf
 
ORPHAN Spirit - Some characteristics of the orphan spirit:
https://cbgrace.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/how-to-pray-for-an-orphan-spirit/
  • Unable to put down roots in a church (relationship/family) or change churches (relationship/family) frequently
  • Always on the look out for something bigger and better
  • Feeling based faith (if it feels good, feels right, etc then I will follow it).
  • Need recognition
  • Easily offended
  • Feelings of abandonment even when one has not been abandoned
  • Attitude of “No one is going to tell me what to do”
  • Attitude of “I know…” (Is seldom teachable.)
  • Survivalist Mentality always looking out for oneself
  • Never truly comfortable in the presence of anointed spiritual father
  • Reject others before they can be rejected
 
Sandford, John Loren & Paula - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1NYVLTeRLY – post by Alberto Vazquez Botello
Healing Prenatal Wounds and Sins
+ The Slumbering Spirit 1985 @ www.elijahhouse.org
(Sometimes scripture translators interchange words such as: soul & spirit. 
Regardless, to a large degree, the basic spiritual principles would apply.)
The Slumbering Spirit - http://harvestvineyard.ca/Thoughtworks/CPCC/Slumbering.pdf 

"
Deep (soul) wounds and trauma will break the personal spirit (Proverbs 18:14).
A broken (sleeping) spirit (heart) is like the death of the inner man
. Feeling, revelation, and the ability to receive love is no longer there. It's like 1 is alive, but nobody is home!" (The children's story of Snow White might be a good illustration of this idea.)  https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Slumbering-Spirit-Loren-Sandford/dp/1599793415#reader_1599793415 chapter #1
Sandford, John & Paula - Essay on Sanfords' contribution to Gestalt therapy by Janne Sergison - 1999 -
http://www.gestalt.org.nz/secure_docs/resources/350%20-%20Assignment%20on%20spirtuality%20-%20Janne%20Sergison%201999.pdf
Paula Sandford - Adopting parents may like Paula Sandford's
New Life for Your Adopted Child -
A Guide to Healing Prenatal Wounds
[for a fee - http://www.elijahhouse.org/products/product-48/New%20Life%20for%20Your%20Adopted%20Child
another $ resource @ http://www.charismahouse.com/search?searchword=Paula%20Sandford&searchphrase=all -
Awakening The Slumbering Spirit  e-book
Sandford, John L & Paula - $ http://www.inspirational.org.nz/acatalog/Main_Site_John___Paula_Sandford_128.html ]
Sandford, John L & Paula - - superior booklet - www.elijahhouse.org - Minister to your foster/adopted child, especially regarding reversing/replacing rejection with your and God's love.
 
Souz, Katie - 1/12/2017 Newsletter - He Lives In Me - Lesson 2 - Last week we talked about how we are reclaiming our inheritance, which God gave us when He created the heavens. I explained the connection we have with time and space. God is not subject to time or space...I love that our God is bigger than His creation...
I love He lives in me. Through the power of His Spirit, I am part of Him and
He is part of me, means I am able to do things in time & space with Him.
As we reclaim our inheritance, it is important to remember who we are,
who we are created to be, & be willing to go where He sends us.
How do we begin to reclaim our inheritance; how does this relate to Soul Healing?
Remember Hezekiah and his blood line? Look up
Isaiah+38 again and read it...
Play it out loud in your house, or while you sleep. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. 
As we fill our ears & eyes with this chapter, our faith will strengthen for the belief
that God uses the cosmos to go back through time in our bloodlines as well.
Some will say what I am proposing is impossible because the planets aren’t going to stop spinning, then go in reverse for me. I agree but that can easily happen in the spirit.
What happens in the spirit dimension is superior to what happens in this dimension. 
In fact this natural world was birthed out of the spirit realm, so whatever happens there affects us here.
[Holy Trinity and holy host, we invite You to perform spiritual surgery on our souls and relationships, to bring our past/present/future into alignment with You foremost & if/when it is foreordained, into holy relationship with each other.  Double thanks.  Amen.]
 
http://redeeminghearts.info/liesandtruths.php -
RESOURCES FOR POST-ADOPTION SUPPORT
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Adoption and Hospitality Should Replace Evangelism by Yaholo Hoyt
 
Wommack, Andrew - 2014 Archives - 1/20/2014 - Monday’s inspirational testimony is on adoption
 
Valimont, Randy - God sees us according to our destiny, as the finished product, & sometimes renames us accordingly.  In scripture, Saul became Paul, for instance. http://www.randyvalimont.com/articles/dealing-with-a-judas @ http://www.randyvalimont.com/
Book Betrayed: http://www.randyvalimont.com/books/betrayed
 

Scripture

 
acts/17-28.htm  - 28‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘- We are His offspring.’ 29Therefore, being offspring of God, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by man’s skill and imagination.
 
https://www.lds.org/topics/adoption/scriptures?lang=eng&old=true
 
ephesians/1-4.htm - 4He (Father God) chose us in(side of) Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5He predestined us to adoption as sons (offspring/heirs) through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7In Him we have redemption through His (1st Son's) blood (DNA), the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight 9He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose Who works
all things after the counsel of His will, 12to the end that we who were the 1st to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. 13In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14Who is given as a pledge (title-deed/down-payment/ engagement-ring/diamond) of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
 
isaiah/49-15.htm - 15"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. 16"Behold, I (Father God) have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
 

Healing

 
COMMENTARY: Sometimes the adoptive child feels the need to locate his/her biological parent/parents & is successful at doing so.  Sometimes this can be redemptive to either and/or both parties (child + parent/parents). 
[On the spiritual level there can occur a wholeness of the soul (emotions/mind/will),
at least for those who feel there is a hole/missing part/layer of themselves.
At the spiritual level, this healing/reunion will occur in heaven, if not on earth.
In a sexual union/marriage/rape/assault/divorce, soul layers are traded.  After personal violation/divorce/ministry, one needs to send back TO mate/assaulter their soul layer, whereas we need to take back our own stolen/given-away soul layer.  Likewise, the same principle may apply after a heathy reunion has taken place between abandoned child and parent (to the degree that a soul layer has been ripped out of each at time of premature separation, having left each/either party spiritually torn/wounded/ traumatized/incomplete in the soul.)
 

Legal

 
Senate Bill #63 allows adopted children born in Massachusetts, USA  before 7/14/1974 or after 12/31/2007 to obtain a non certified birth certificate.  9/9/2007 www.bostonherald.com 
 
Ryan Colby/Becket Court Rules City Can Shut Down Faith-Based Foster/Adoption Agencies – (in PA) Law 4/27/2019 @ Politics anti Christian/Catholic discrimination
 

Adoption of Disabled Children

 
World Vision adoptions - Child Ambassador program  Read an article  Read an eNews article 
A mother with a heart and mission for special-needs children  www.worldvision.org  
 
Steele, Ms Robin, Life for Downs: c/o John Raper: 2030 Royal Oak Court: Orlando, Florida, USA
Good contact for those wishing to adopt children with downs syndrome. - or -
Down Syndrome Assoc of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Adoption Awareness Program:
http://www.dsagc.com/dsagc-progs-adoption.asp
Robin
Steele, E-Mail: rsteele@zoomtown.com : 1-888-796-5504 or 513-761-5400
 

International Adoptions

 
Beazely, Jan - The Strength of Mercy - Making a Difference in the World, One Child at a Time 
autobiography of Hanna's Hope orphan care & adoption organization.
   www.allgodschildren.org
 
Carver, John   http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/articles/2003/09/16/news/news1.prt  http://www.johnwcarver.com/
 
China - http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/chinas_lost_girls compliments
National Geographic
host Lisa Ling
 
Clehane, Diane - The Stranger Who Changed My Life - http://www.rd.com/
true-stories/inspiring/adoption-story-started-saks/?utm_source=feedburner
&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadersDigest+(Rd.com) 
 
 
Engle, Lou - www.bound4life.com
 
http://findingjoshua.blogspot.com/2010/01/ethiopian-coffee-ceremony.html 2010 interracial adoption
 
Grants - http://bbinternationaladoption.com/adoption_funding.shtml
http://www.adoptioninternational.net/Adoption_Financing.shtml
 

Hagerty, Sarah - Chapter 1 https://s3.amazonaws.com/ebtis/Every-Bitter-Thing-Is-Sweet-Chapter1.pdf
source http://everybitterthingissweet.com/book/
[CAUTION - Typically Ethiopia government will not permit biological parents to release/relinquish child for (full 101%) international adoption,
to encourage adult children to come back and contribute to country of origin.]
Hagerty, Sarah – 15 minute video - autobiography
http://lifetoday.org/video/battling-bitterness/ 4 adoptions + 1
Hagerty, Sarah - http://everybitterthingissweet.com/

 
Ingrham, Laura - http://lauraingrham.com/ - type in word adoption for links
 
Joyce, Kathryn - The Child Catchers - http://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/177350912/how-evangelical-christians-are-preaching-the-new-gospel-of-adoption
 
Malavoti, Rose - http://articles.latimes.com/1997/dec/28/news/mn-2874 - As of 2013 Rose & husband have adopted 21 orphans.
 
Migit, Debbi   Child of Promise  www.childofpromise.net  
Trans-racial adoption awareness within the Christian community
 
Mother Jones magazine - http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/03/meet-parents-dark-side-overseas-adoption
Meet the (biological) Parents: The Dark Side of Overseas Adoption

Children are kidnapped from dumps, sold to orphanages, & funneled to adoptive parents - for a profit.   March/April 2009
 
Miller, Jen - The Sara Ministry - www.sara-ministry.com
 
NPR Radio http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102842642 4/7/2009 There can be many legal nightmares with adopting international children.
NPR Radio Adopting In China, And A Lesson In Motherhood | Here & Now or
hereandnow.wbur.org/2016/05/06/motherhood-adopting

5/6/2016 - Elizabeth Fitzsimons' challenges of motherhood began before she...

Elizabeth's essay, My 1st Lesson in Motherhood.
Host Here & Now, a live 2-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/us/moved-to-adopt-evangelicals-find-children-and-pitfalls-abroad.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
 
Swarns, Rachel L - http://theejennarator.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/a-family-for-a-few-days-a-year-rachel-l-swarns/ - Guatemala + Video about Geovany and his parents: http://nyti.ms/RiYXu3
 
Wycliff - http://wycliffassociates.org/ - 1997 - "Today, 80% or more of domestic (USA) infant adoptions are open (not secret) adoptions."
 

 News

 
Begin, Bob - Then She Ran - http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwood/news/x297842742/Norwood-Resident-Bob-Begin-writes-Then-She-Ran#axzz1rqhGZhBS - Discusses Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), symptoms observed in institutionalized orphans who have been neglected,
abused or lost their primary caregiver between 6 months & 3 yrs.
www.whenachildismissing.weebly.com
 
California 1/15/2021 @ Neglected Baby Living in Filthy Trailer Saved by Deputy, Makes Amazing Transformation With New Family (theepochtimes.com)
 
Inspiring Households   1/29/2007 http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/oprahshow/oprahshow1_ss_20070129/6 
Lysa Terkeurst of North Carolina felt God speak to her.
"God just clearly spoke to my heart and said,
'Lysa, 2 of those boys are yours,'" 
http://lysaterkeurst.blogspot.com/2007/07/oprah-show.html
 
Milo, Paul Your Flying Car Awaits  100 Years of Failure: 10 Technologies We Were Promised But Never Got - "The Knowledge Pill - Scientists at the University of Michigan in the early 1960s trained worms to avoid an electric shock, then noticed that other, untrained worms suddenly possessed this skill too after eating their learned cousins. It was thought that acquired skills were kept in RNA, a chemical similar to DNA that performs the genetic functions in cells. This led some to speculate that knowledge is stored in our bodies in edible form & to conclude that one day,
learning Spanish would be as easy as popping a caplet or dos." -
http://gizmodo.com/5423510/100-years-of-failure-10-technologies-we-were-promised-but-never-got
 
Oklahoma - http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/30/Oklahoma-Congressman-Adopts-Twins-Separated-At-3-Months
 
Bubba Watson Part 1 Bubba Watson Part 1Bubba Watson Part 1 + Part 2 of Bubba Watson 4/12/2012