John Stonestreet on What Christians Should Say About Adoption and Surrogacy

It’s inevitable. Someone—maybe your kids, a co-worker, crazy Uncle Bob at Thanksgiving—is going to ask you a tough question about your faith or Christian convictions.

When Christians don’t know an answer to a tough question, they risk making one of two mistakes: Either staying silent or getting angry. The better approach, if you don’t know how to answer the question, is to say, “What a great question. I don’t know off the top of my head, but let me look into it and get back to you.”

And then, look into it and get back to them.

After all, you can find the answers. They are out there. And a new series of short videos aims to make them more available, accessible, and shareable than ever before. It’s called, “What Would You Say?” Each and every one of these videos answer a tough question in an understandable, trustworthy, and memorable way.

Today’s release: “Is Surrogacy Just Like Adoption?” In light of our commitment to personal freedoms, the legalization of commercial surrogacy in Seattle, the push of same-sex couples to have children, and the exploitation of women in developing nations, this has become a very important and difficult question.

Here’s Katy Faust with a “What Would You Say” response:

“Proponents of third-party reproduction, especially contract surrogacy, will often argue that it’s just another form of adoption.  But is that true?

Here are three reasons why third-party reproduction is not like adoption.

First, Adoption seeks to mend a family wound. Third-party reproduction creates a family wound.

Adoption is a necessity born of brokenness. Before a child can be adopted, they must first lose their biological family.  Many adoptees describe a primal wound that their adoptive parents have helped them work through.

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Source: Christian Headlines