Adoption
    Footnotes

    Adoption

    The scriptures speak of two types of adoption.

    (1) A person who is of non-Israelite lineage becomes a member of the family of Abraham and the house of Israel by having faith in Jesus Christ, repenting, being baptized by immersion, and receiving the Holy Ghost (2 Ne. 31:17–18; D&C 84:73–74; Abr. 2:6, 10–11).

    (2) All who have received the saving ordinances of the gospel become sons and daughters of Jesus Christ by continued obedience to His commandments (Rom. 8:15–17; Gal. 3:24–29; 4:5–7; Mosiah 5:7–8).