Adoption Outreach

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Did you know that Moses from the Bible: Old Testament in the Book of Exodus (starting chapter 1) was adopted?

8 Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt. 9 "Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become much too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country." 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."

The Birth of Moses

1 Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. 5 Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said. 7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?" 8 "Yes, go," she answered. And the girl went and got the baby's mother. 9 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you." So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, [1] saying, "I drew him out of the water."

....from Bible Search

Other folks in the Bible are:
-Esther who is Hebrew/Jew that lived in Medea-Persia (present day Iran)

This is just one example of how infants-kids get adopted-through political-economic oppression. This still occurs today, like a friend I know that got adopted in Guatemala and many other Koreans raised in Minnesota.

Your Story

I've met many people who have been adopted while living in Morris, Minnesota alone. Many would be blessed to hear and read their story, which is why I'm dedicating this website to open it up to have people share their experience (good/bad).

I hope people's heart would be change by reading this story before, during, or after adopting. I've heard many sad cultural sensitivity issues, which is why I'm doing this.

I would love to hear your story on being adopted? Please contact me with your written story via e-mail or a personal interview.

Below are some examples of questions to e-mail me back w/your answers, but feel free to add any others:

How old are you now?
When were you adopted?
What country were you born in?
Where do you live now?
What were some positive-good experiences? What were some negative-bad experiences What were some struggles you faced growing up (eg. identity issues?)
What would you like your adopted parents to know?
Have you thought about finding your "biological" parents? If no, why? If yes, why?
Have you found them?
What was that experience like?
What are some suggestions that you would like to share with people in the "same boat" who have been adopted? What are some lessons that you feel people should know before they adopt from your personal experience?
Any additional questions, suggestions, prayer requests?

Sorry, if these questions might be very sensitive, but feel free to answer whatever you feel comfortable. Many of these questions came out of this Korean "Chasms" Adoptive Documentary Video, which I never knew what it was like being adopted. God has touched my heart with this issue because of the many adopted friends He has put in my life. I never experience adoption, but I can say we have been adopted by Christ-God's family-when you come to know-Him!

Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. [ 1:17 Or [ / rebuke the oppressor ] ] Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.-Isaiah 1:17


Reccomended Resources

LOCAL

  • Permanent Family, adopt a waiting child-Fergus Falls, MN

  • Offers Adoption Education Training: 1220 North Tower Rd, Suite 101; Fergus Falls, MN 56537; 218.998.3400

    NATION

    Articles

  • Adopting a Child of a Different Race, from American baby
  • Adoption and Racial Identity, an adopted "minority" perspective
  • Adoption Stories, personal experience
  • Adult Adoptees, personal webpages and links
  • Interfaith, adoption stories
  • Etical Concerns

  • Adoption Counselors
  • Adopt Law, international adoption center
  • Ethica Net
  • Resources

  • American Baby, adoption resources
  • Reunions

  • Adoption Reunions, from Reunions Magazine
  • GLOBAL

    Agencies

  • ABC Adoptions
  • Carolina Hope Adoption
  • Animals-they too get adopted

    The Hippo and the Tortoise -Tsunami Survivors
    " NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa, officials said.
    The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.
    "-(fwd by Tom W. of Canada)
    -Urban Legends: "true"

    Celebrities

    Angela Jolie & Brad Pitt adopted kids from Cambodia and Ethiopia
    "This is the first biological child for Jolie, 30, who is already the mother of son Maddox, 4, whom she adopted from Cambodia, and daughter Zahara, 1, adopted from Ethiopia in July. "-from People Magazine WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 2006 05:00 AM EST
    Madonna adopting boy from Malawi

    Ministries

  • Arms of Love Orphanage, from Kenya

  • "As I was growing up I never knew who my biological father was and this was something that burdened my heart for years until I met Jesus Christ. On January 17, 1997, Jesus came to me while I was sleeping and woke me. It was as though He held me in His arms like a baby as He told me of His love for me. He said, "You have told people all of your life that you have no father but I am your Father and I love you very much. I will be all things to you and you can always depend on me to never leave you or forsake you. I have a plan for your life." This was the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me in my life and from that night I have walked with the Lord."
  • Hands for Feet Project, orphanage in Haiti founded by Audio-Adrenaline , christian-rock band

  • *referred at Coming to Breath 07' (March 16th) Tour Concert in Alexandria, Minnesota

  • Orphanage Outreach, from all about God
  • "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." (Matthew 25:35)

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    Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. -Psalm 82:3

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