Angel and Girl on Hill   by Jo Beth Young

The Angels are always adamant that we have a beautiful karmic bond with the Children we choose and that choose us, whether they be by birth, adoption or fostering.

Those of us familiar with Soul Contracts won’t find this too hard to understand when we realize that all of our relationships, but particularly those of intimacy and depth, are all pre destined and chosen mainly in the spirit state before birth.

In the last year I’ve started to ‘see’ these bonds of contracts and soul seed paths behind people when they come for readings. They look remarkable; a cross between a star map and a string of pearls. Each strand showing us the agreements and ‘destiny’ points on our journey, with as much time and leeway as our free will wishes to join up dot to dot!

When we adopt or foster a child it is most likely a ‘soul contract’ has been agreed before birth between you both as well as your partner. You may have been chosen by the child’s soul as the perfect teacher, nurturer or having the perfect gifts and ancestry for their particular life purpose. You may have also requested the bond during this life to help you on your journey also to learn lessons, gain skills and also to experience another dynamic with a member of your ‘soul group’ on this side.

The Angels take our soul contracts very seriously and help to oversee the synchronicities of this meeting and bonding, just as they would with a ‘natural’ birth. Therefore your guardian angels and that of your adopted or fostered child communicate readily about what is ‘actually’ taking place between souls outside the “day to day”.

Another most wonderful thing starts to happen when we adopt a child, which when I first saw it really surprised and touched me deeply.  As adoption is a ‘contract’ we make of guardianship, once we take another being into our care and custodianship, the ancestral lines connect! So even though your adopted child may not be of your bloodline physically, the energetic DNA is directed to your child. This means they become of your bloodline energetically and they have all the boons and challenges of you and your partner’s ancestral line. This really seals the bond spiritually and it is this line that the child wants and agrees to connect to before birth.

Doesn’t the child have a soul contract with their natural birth parents also? Yes of course they do, and part of that contract may actually BE to be separated, orphaned and adopted.  There’s a real gift in all of life’s challenges that we may actually want to experience.  Many people find this soul contract knowledge very comforting and empowering when dealing with difficulties, tragedy and injustices that they cannot understand.

No one ‘deserves’ anything in life and soul contracts certainly don’t negate having healthy boundaries or making decisions that lead us to happier and healthier results! However, it does help us by assuring us that we do choose to have varied experiences so we can learn how to react and grow through them differently. We get a new choice every time we experience yet another setback, heartache or loss as well as successes, victories and gains.

Can we break soul contracts? Of course! Ultimately, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I believe our challenge here on Earth is not becoming spiritual as we already are! It’s being human that’s the hard part! The Angels constantly remind us that we have free will, or else they would be able to intervene without us having to ask. We are here to take the credit for our own tapestry of existence. Children and parents can break their contract and move on at any time if they feel it truly isn’t working out, just like any other relationship.

In the case of fostering, it may also be that your ‘contract’ is to walk a short part of the path with this particular soul to mentor, influence and protect them as they venture toward the next stage of life. My own mother was fostered as a child and though it was for a couple of years, they were extremely informative of her behaviour and ‘shape’ later on.  The breaking of the contract in adoption situation is, in my experience very rare. However, whether you have fostered or adopted, there is something very unique and profoundly special about choosing consciously your child/parent relationship during your Earth years together rather than before.

As a parent in this beautiful & unique relationship, you are cherished by the Angels as a true Earth Angel. Giving your unconditional love, guidance, support, parenting and nurturing to another from conscious choice is really the highest life purpose you can have! You are amazingJ Your Angels cherish and protect your child/parent bond and can be called upon to help you strengthen and flourish as a family. Next time, we’ll look into that more and how to bring more angelic love, fun and joy into you your child’s life together!