Recommended Adoption Music

Here are a few of my favorite songs/musicians that have a heart for adoption and orphans. If you know of others that should be included please share. Many of these would be great resources for including in your Orphan Sunday activities this weekend (If you do the DMC song or play it in your church let me know how that goes!)

Steven Curtis Chapman A dad of three adopted girls and three biological children, Steven Curtis Chapman has become a leading advocate for adoption. I’ll put money that most churches doing some music this Sunday for adoption will include a SCC song. One of his most popular is “When Love Takes You In,” exploring the journey from an adoptee’s perspective. I’m very excited about his new album that just released today which is his first since the death of their daughter Maria. Check it out here.

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Aaron Ivey – Aaron and his wife are adoptive parents and have been in the process of adopting two children, Amos and Story, from Haiti for the past two years. Story just came home the other week! Amos is still waiting. Aaron travels the country and the world with his band promoting justice issues and the glory of God through worship. He also leads worship at the Austin Stone Community Church.

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Sarah Groves – I have loved Sarah Groves music since her first CD came out. For special music in our wedding we had friends sing her song “He’s Always Been Faithful.” Over the last few years Sarah has become more vocal about justice issues and put out this video about a trip to Africa – ‘I Saw What I Saw’

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Meredith Andrews – Meredith has had a passion for orphans and adoption since she was young and has a great testimony of how God has used her family. This passion is reflected in her music. Read a great article about her passion for adoption here.

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Darryl McDaniels aka DMC (of Run DMC) – It wasn’t until he was 35 that rapper Darryl McDaniels (of Run DMC) learned he’d been adopted. In “Just Like Me,” he transforms Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle”—a folksong about a failed relationship between a parent and child—into a message of hope to adoptees everywhere. Fellow adoptee Sarah McLachlan collaborates on this hip remake.

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Sons & Daughters by Sovereign Grace Music – These songs are meant to direct our attention to the unfathomable love God has shown us in adopting us through Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:5). We are now part of God’s family—in Christ we will forever be the objects of God’s particular and passionate mercy and love. Great for use in corporate worship.

Though I Was Born an Orphan by Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward – Eric and David wrote this hymn specifically for churches to use in worship. They write, “If God the Father has blessed us with this great and altogether undeserved adoption, we will show like care to “orphans and widows in their affliction.” In application of the Gospel, Christians become people who display the greatness of their Father through their care for those in need.”

Considering Adoption?

This is one of the most powerful videos I have watched calling folks to consider adoption and take the next steps. Please watch it and consider passing it on to everyone you know that may be considering adoption (or maybe some who haven’t yet but…!)

What is said about remembering the moment you get the phone call is so beautiful and true it made me cry.

I remember the exact place on Interstate 85 we were at when Ansley from our adoption agency called and told us they had our children! I remember the excitement, the fear, the adrenaline rushing. I remember praying and knowing that this was God’s blessing of our first two children. We went to pick up S and K 3 days later and our lives have not been the same ever since!

Do you remember that moment? What was it like?

Steven Curtis Chapman on Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson

Steven Curtis Chapman discusses the recent loss of his adopted daughter
Maria Sue and describes how faith in God has helped his family cope
with the tragedy.

The God of All Comfort (Part 1 of 3)

The God of All Comfort (Part 2 of 3)
The God of All Comfort (Part 3 of 3)