Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Letter Writing Idea!

I shared a letter I wrote last May.  I sent the letter about foster care and adoption to all of my Compassion kiddos.  In the past year, I have gotten many responses back from that letter!  I think it was my most responded to letter.

My kiddos told me that they did not know anyone who was adopted.  Some of them wrote very caring-ly about orphans, expressing their desire that everyone would have a family and know what it was to be loved.

Tonight, I am writing to my newer kiddos about foster care and adoption.  This time the letter is a bit different.  Last year, I shared about a girl in foster care that I met.  This year, I am telling them about a girl in the Ukraine who is waiting for a family.

Feel free to use/edit this letter to share with your kiddos about adoption!

Dear friend,
Hello! How are you? My family and I are well, thanks to God. I have been thinking about you and praying for you lots. You are very special to me!
In the USA, May is national foster care month. Foster care is when a child goes to live with another family. The child either does not have parents, or his parents cannot care for him. The child may live with many families in the foster care system. One day, a family may choose to adopt that child. Then the child goes to live with that family forever. Do you know anyone who was adopted? Do you have something like foster care in your country?
In Romans 8:14-17 says, "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." 

Just like when a child is chosen to be adopted by a family, we too are adopted into a family. When we trust Jesus with our lives, we are adopted into God's family! In Ephesians 1:4-5, it says that God choose us, "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will." Psalm 103:13 tells us that God takes good care of his children, "The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him." It is good to know that God loves us and will take care of us! If you have accepted Jesus into your heart, then you are my sister! We are both children of God, and that makes us sisters!
God made you special. He loves you very much. You are important. I love you, friend! God bless you.
Love,
Elisabeth


Have you written to your kiddos about adoption?  If so, what was their responses?

8 comments:

  1. I write to my kids about adoption all the time! From my own desire to adopt (as an introduction, because they will inevitably say "oh, you're married? How many kids do you have?") to my friends' experiences with adoption, the topic provides a great opportunity to share with my kids about people I love, and to tell them that we are all adopted by God!

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    1. That's awesome, Jessi!! I agree, adoption is a great topic to share about in letters :)

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  2. What a wonderful topic! And I love how you shared about all of us being adopted into God's family :)

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  3. Great letter,love it! I haven't written about adoption yet,but I think I just might use this letter to help me. I'm writing all of my kids this wk-end so this is perfect! :)

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! Glad you liked it :)

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  4. What a great idea!! And I love the verses you shared!!

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