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Christian Adoptions Alliance launched in 2000 after discovering an unhealthy adoption network. This network of professionals involved those working within the Christian community as well.
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This network was practically in the baby-selling business. Because Dr. Imler worked in the pro-life movement, he exposed and created awareness of this operation and altered how they interacted with the Christian pro-life community. He knew that the world of Christian adoptions had to represent something better.
The pro-life movement leveraged a healthy network of life-affirming pregnancy resource centers. However, there was no such network for the world of adoption, let alone adoption agencies working from a Christian perspective.
The Christian Adoptions Alliance was established to fill the educational needs of birth mothers, birth families, pregnancy resource centers, and prospective families. The purpose was to support those who desperately wanted adoption to be grounded in Christian principles and Biblical definitions.
Dr. Imler researched the adoption space and discovered that Bethany Christian Services had an established national presence. Other Christian-based adoption agencies existed, but no established network or adoption coalition provided a collective Biblical voice into the practice of adoption.
Bethany Christian Services made a strategic decision in 2021 to elevate their call to serve “widows and orphans” (James 1:27) versus standing firm on the Biblical definition of marriage and family. Many in the Christian community stand with Bethany in serving the millions of children in foster care and orphanages worldwide.
However, Bethany’s decision opened the door allowing Bethany to work with individuals and couples living within the LGBTQ community. Sadly, this created an even greater need and urgency for the Christian Adoptions Alliance to rise up to serve and support agencies and ministries dedicated to Christian adoption principles and practices.
Furthermore, it created the need to help birth mothers and birth families easily find couples and families strong in their faith and committed to raising Christian children (Proverbs 22:6).
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[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will
Ephesians 1:4-5 (above) reveals that when Christian families raise their adopted children to know the Lord and accept his gift of eternal life, they become “adopted twice.”
Creating “Adopted Twice” believers is at the heart of the mission of the Christian Adoptions Alliance.