What does child-centered adoption mean? First, it is informed by the question, “What is best for this child?” Further, it is motivated by the desire to provide families for children rather than children for families. Lastly, it seeks to value the birth mother and views adoption as a support of her brave choice.
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ’If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it. For what will it benefit someone if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will anyone give in exchange for his life?’” — Matthew 16:24-26