National Adoption Month

The Board of Governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar focuses on serving families around the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have the continuing privilege since 1997 of serving on this Board, and I so appreciate how it focuses on helping families to provide for the best interests of children. Adoption is one of those most important avenues to do so.

Judge Angela Roberts of Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court hosted Virginia's National Adoption Day celebration in Richmond. Click on the link below to see some pictures from the celebration of National Adoption Day, this past Friday. 

The Virginia State Bar is a state agency that protects the public by educating and assisting lawyers to practice ethically and competently, and by disciplining those who violate the Supreme Court's Rules of Professional Conduct, all at no cost to Virginia taxpayers.

Adoption is a wonderful way to provide the best interests of a child who needs a family! Based on Biblical principles, adoption appears over and over in scripture. Consider these examples: 

  • Moses: Exodus 2:1-10 (transracial/interreligious adoption that saved God's people)
  • Esther: Esther 2:15 (kinship adoption that saved God's people (again)
  • Jesus: Matthew 2 (Joseph raised Jesus as his son, to save all people for all time) 
  • Believers: Eph. 1:5-6 (God has adopted us as believers into His eternal Kingdom) 

Adoption brings a child into a family for the benefit and best interests of that child. It is first and foremost about children, (rather than about adults) their future, and the future of civilization. It is an honor to be a part of Virginia's celebration of a wonderful part of family law.

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