Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Adoption changes families

It’s no surprise that adoption changes a family. At the most obvious level, the family grows larger. With every addition to a family, interrelationships multiply. Every child, whether adopted or born into a family, brings his own personality and look to a family. And every child, whether born or adopted into a family, may also bring health or disability challenges into a family.

Often when a child is adopted, accurate birth family history may be scant. This means that it is important for an adoptive family to realize their dearly loved child may have hidden disabilities that will become more obvious as time passes.

What is true for the nuclear family is also true for the church family.  This is where John Knight begins and ends in an excellent recent post.

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  1. [...] Adoption Changes Families -Noel Piper [...]

  2. So true…adoption is a life-long issue.

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