Surprisingly, there’s is quite a bit out there on adoption dedication ceremonies. What a wonderful pastoral view of the ceremony.
(If you’re looking for the actual Adoption Blessing, it’s about halfway down the page. You are welcome to use or adapt it for your congregation.)
Although I am still surprised to be a pastor, most of the time I am glad that God called me to ordained ministry. There are times, though, when I am just in awe of the privilege it is to serve in this way.
Yesterday was one of those occasions. One of our parishioners has completed the long and bureaucratically arduous road to becoming a mom through adoption. Several months ago, her 8-year old soon-to-be-son became part of her family. They have lived together as mother and son, waiting for a judge’s imprimatur of their new relationship. That finally happened last week.
She asked me if we could do something in church to bless and celebrate the adoption. What a great idea! After all, shouldn’t the church do everything it…
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