Join Steph and guests, Pastor Hans and Katie Fiene, as they talk about loving children through foster care – including the joys and ...
Friends in Real Life: An Adoption Journey
The first in an ongoing series called Friends in Real Life, this episode includes a story of a family on their journey through the ...
LCMS Life Resolutions: 1941-2019
Throughout its history, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has confessed the sacredness of God’s gift of life. We have sought ...
2021 Life Conference: Christian Experiences with Adoption
Join Ross Johnson and Barb Temples as they share their experiences with adoption.
Adopted Into Christ
From the 2015 June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness
Adopted into Christ
Lifemark Movie Resources
An adoption study and discussion guide based on the Lifemark movie
Adoption Study-Lifemark Movie
Lifemark Movie Discussion Guide
Adoption Advocacy in the LCMS
In 1996, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations addressed adoption in the context of practices such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. While the gift of procreation is a profound and beautiful testimony to the blessedness of marriage and reveals one of marriage’s most fundamental purposes, marital goodness is not limited by procreation. Where procreation is not possible, many couples choose to adopt a child into their family and, regardless of intention, also reflect the divine love that leads God to adopt us as His own (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5).
God builds families and gives the blessing of children through birth and also through adoption. When we embrace the opportunity of adoption, we follow in the heart of God. The church, as the family of God, can support adoptive families and become extensions of God’s mercy.