As a former Pro-Life Couple for the Maine State Council, my wife Debbie and I deeply support the value of life and especially the most gratifying alternative called adoption. We adopted our Son Kristopher, a 4th degree Knight; 29 years ago and there isn’t a single day that goes by when we don’t thank God for the joy he’s given our family. I firmly believe that it affected my daughter Kelly so much, that my son-in-law Pete, who is also a Knight; and my daughter, opened their hearts to adoption even though they already had two sons (Jackson and Alex) from natural birth. Last January 2018 they adopted two twin boys (Jayce and Jeremiah) but that wasn’t enough, and on January 24th 2019 they opened their hearts one more time and adopted two precious little girls (Madison and Annabelle). Our family has grown in the best way one can imagine, by offering love and a secure future through the gift of adoption. ~Phil Lizotte PSD
Prayers for Adopted Children
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”
Father, We are all your adopted children, not by flesh or by desire, but through the power of the Incarnation of your most beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Bless those children who have been adopted into new families, that they may experience the love that you have shown us which surpasses even the love of a mother for her child.
In the difficult transitions and hardships that might beset them in their struggle for belonging, give every adopted child the grace to embrace their new family and trust in your paternal care for them, which lasts forever.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PETITION TO ST. JOSEPH
Christ Jesus humbly accepted you as his earthly father and was obedient to you and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In turn, you raised Jesus as your own son, protected him from harm, provided for his daily needs and loved him with all you heart.
Pray for all adopted children— infants, children, and teens.