I have to admit, if someone asked me this question a year ago I would have said “No!” I would have passionately talked about the thousands of orphaned children right here in our own city and country that are waiting to be adopted and can be adopted at no cost! Next I would have argued that even the most expensive domestic adoptions are generally less than $40,000.
I still do share these facts passionately but I also recognize that there are millions of children around the world that have no mother or father, and no one in their country willing and able to adopt them as their own. Further, because of their countries regulations to keep adoptions ethical the cost to adopt them is usually much higher. These children are in a desperate situation. For many it is literally a matter of life or death. In light of this, there is great need for those who have the faith to adopt these children and the faith to trust God for the provision to do so. I am thankful for everyone of those who are following God’s call to this! It takes a lot of faith to trust God for that much money.
Is it ethical to pay $40,000 for an adoption? It is not only ethical but God-glorifying and necessary!
Tommorrow I will post some responses to objections.
Having paid 40,000 to adopt my son, I surely do not see it as a question of ethical. It was a necessary sacrifice on our parts to bring this amazing, wonderful and loving child into our home. It certainly goes against my ethics to see children in need and do nothing, no matter what country they may have been born in.
I believe money is never wasted on a human being.