The President of the CLC has recently approved our request to help both couples in the CLC as well as unmarried mothers or fathers in the CLC who are considering adoption for their child. Ross and Lynette Roehl would collect profiles of couples in the CLC who wish to adopt a child. We will keep these profiles on hand and if a CLC pastor has a member who wishes for a CLC couple to adopt his/her child we will send the profiles we have on hand to that pastor. His member then can read through the profiles and select a couple from the group. So far we have been able to get two CLC families in touch with CLC birth mothers. We had one request for profiles from a pastor and did not have any to share with his member.
We hope that any CLC couples who are considering adoption will send us a one to two page short history of themselves. We also would like a picture to include with the profile. You do not have to give your last name or your location. If you could send us five copies we would be able to share our files with more pastors at the same time.
If you have any questions about adoption or would like to know more about what we are hoping to do, please feel free to call or write us. There have been other CLC adoptive couples who have volunteered to answer questions or talk with others who, like us, have adopted children. Often those who have been through adoption can help prepare those who are hoping to adopt.
The most important approach to adoption is to remember prayer to Him who is in complete control of all families. It is the Lord who decides how He will build families. He only knows best how large your family should be. If you are a young lady considering adoption for your child or if you are a couple wishing to adopt, begin with the Lord. If you determine that He wants adoption for you, please contact us that we can keep our children in CLC homes where they will be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Note: The above was submitted by Ross and Lynette Roehl. Their address is 509 Ingram Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Their phone is (715) 831-8306 –Ed.