Here are the lyrics to two songs reportedly played to teenage girls in L-d-S youth groups. Obviously the church expects girls to go bad and is pre-empting the expected fruit of the womb crisis.

The first song, From God’s Arms to My Arms… is just plain traditionally bad. You know, like the bad adoption poetry on (Actually, it appears there.) The song makes Butterfly Kisses sound like Mozart’s Requiem.

From God’s Arms To My Arms To Yours
Words and music by Michael McLean

With so many wrong decisions in my past, I’m not quite sure
If I can ever hope to trust my judgment anymore.
But lately I’ve been thinking, ’cause it’s all I’ve had to do.
And in my heart I feel that I should give this child to you.

And maybe you can tell your baby,
When you love him so, that he’s been loved before;
By someone who delivered your son
From God’s arms, to my arms, to yours.

If you choose to tell him, and if he wants to know,
How the one who gave him life could bear to let him go;
Just tell him there were sleepless nights; I prayed and paced the floors
And knew the only peace I’d find is if this child was yours.


Now I know that you don’t have to do this,
But could you kiss him once for me
The first time that he ties his shoes, or falls and skins his knee?
And could you hold him twice as long when he makes his mistakes,
And tell him that he’s not alone, sometimes that’s all it takes.
I know how much he’ll ache.

This may not be the answer for another girl like me;
But I’m not on a soapbox saying how we all should be.
I’m just trusting in my feelings and I’m trusting God above,
And I’m trusting you can give this baby
Both his mothers’ love.


Here is a video of Marie Osmond, holding a Marie Osmond doll holding a baby doll of her own, singing From God’s Arms… The audience weeps and hugs.

The second song Delivery is a true piece of Mormon kitsch. I particularly appreciate the imagery of “birth mothers” as “earthly angels” acting as postmen delivering babies from heaven. Gee, all Bastardette gets in the mail are bills and fliers from KFC.

Though bastards traditionally have been rumored to have unearthly fathers from above (Helen, Hercules, Thor, Jesus), this is the closest I’ve seen the adoption industry actually compare generic bastards to Jesus. Metaphorically, of course

Delivery” by Cherie Call

She was only seventeen and she knew she couldn’t keep him
But at that very moment she wished that she could try
He was sleeping in her arms with his hand around her finger
When a woman came and told her it was time to say goodbye
So she wrapped him in a blanket as her tears fell on his head
And she sent him with a letter, and this is what it said;

“I delivered you from Heaven, from God’s gentle loving care
And I’ve entrusted you to mortals who have wished and prayed you there
They will be your earthly parents
Listen well to what they say
So they can deliver you back to Heaven
And I’ll meet you there someday”

One day a few weeks later someone gave her a letter
And as she read the words she had to wipe the tears away
It said, “We don’t know how to thank you
There are things that words can’t say
He’s the sunshine and the happiness that brightens all our days
And we couldn’t live without him, and we love him as our own
He has filled the empty spaces in our family and our home

You delivered him from Heaven, something only you could do
And you have trusted us to love him and to teach him what is true
You have been our earthly angel
And I hope you know we pray
That we can deliver him back to Heaven
And that we’ll meet you there someday

And even though you may not get to hold him for a while
A piece of you will be with him
Every time he smiles
And when he looks at his reflection, he’ll see traces of the face
Of the one who made the sacrifice to send him to this place

Last night we read a story of a man who had a son
Who was from a different father, but he loved him as his own
And as he laid Him in a manger there were angels that were singing
And he knew that as a father he would never be alone
There are times we feel like Joseph
We need help from up above
And when you gave your son, you showed that father’s kind of love

When you delivered him from Heaven
From God’s gentle loving care
And you entrusted him to mortals who had wished and prayed him there
And when this life’s laid out before us
I hope we all can say
That we delivered this child together
When we meet again someday
We’ll deliver him back to heaven
And we’ll meet you there someday

Here is an L-d-S adoption video called Online featuring two teenage girls picking out a Forever Family on the Internet. It’s “very cute” that the couple loves children. What did the girls expect the breathlessly waiting couple to say? We want your newborn for a blood sacrifice to the Great Goat God?


An entire page of L-d-S video and audio adoption PSAs from the L-d-S It’s About Love page to help you make the loving choice. I had trouble getting the video, but the audio for all of them works fine. WARNING: after listening to a few of these helpful messages you might want to stick a screwdriver in your ear.

No mention anywhere, though, that L-d-S Social Services is a major practitioner of adoption secrecy and promoter of sealed records in the US or that they’ll soon have more lawsuits against them than the asbestos industry. What difference does it make anyway? Once we’re all dead we can make an obligatory visit to thank mom for her special delivery before we run along with our sealed parents to that heavenly ward in the sky.

Meantime, the earthly angel and her godlet must never know the other exists. For Mormon bosses and their bishops, the postman–or should I say postwoman–doesn’t ring twice.


  1. Marley: You are the best! I love that you found those songs and the video of marie is too terrific…How many other women’s kids does she have, I’d like to know.

    When we posted about LDS over at firstmother, we got responses saying that of course, they (mormon girls) had not been overly pressured. Right, Like you’re not overly pressured to wear the weird underwear Mormons wear.

  2. I just watched the osmund video and before I go to the toilet the throwup, let me add, that it would be interesting to know if the girls who were crying in the audience…were girls who gave their babies to god’s arms…

  3. I am so sick from reading this bull shit. Like Marie Osmond is the perfect “mother.”

    She has a lot of problems and all the money she has had, husbands, and kids, those adopted and her own and she is STILL screwed up.

    NOT unlike a true adopter who goes on to make a profit after taking someone’s baby.

    I think I am going to lose my lunch!

    Is it Mormons or is it all of those WHO think God chose them to mother someone else’s baby?


  4. That self-entitlement of the adopter seems to be even more inflated in the religious adopter, especially, I have noticed, the LDS adoption machine. They have a whole state…they want the nation. Social engineering at its nastiest.

  5. I really think we should leave God out of surrender and adoption. The whole idea is theologically unsound besides being disgusting. If God sent a baby from an unmarried mother to a good married LDS couple, that means God caused the unfortunate young lady to sin by having unmarried sex. Gee, that does not sound like something God would promote:-)

    I can’t stand the idea of any baby being destined by God for particular adoptive parents. Agencies and adoption facilitators create adoptions, not God. Often it is human greed and judgement that result in surrender and adoption, and adoptive parents get the next kid down the chute, not one that was “born for” or “meant for” them.

    Mormons have their own weird theology that people were either “valiant” in the pre-existence or not, in which case they are born black, a bastard, or some other “inferior” thing. They then need to be “saved” by listenting to the missionaries and becoming tithe-paying Mormons. Or adopted into a good LDS family.(This only applies to Blacks since 1978).

    Also, the Mormon Celestial Kingdom involves each patriarchal family getting their own planet with all family members including adopted children “sealed” to that family for eternity, which means even in their heaven, the birthmother is shit out of luck as far as seeing her kid again goes.


  6. No Marley, not YOU, your good Mormon husband who can have unlimited numbers of wives in the Celestial Kingdom, who are perpetually pregnant to populate his planet. No single women allowed! Unless you want to be a lowly servant to the God and his wives!

    Somehow it just does not sound like your idea of a good way to spend eternity!!

  7. Mormon’s get their OWN planet?

    No wonder these people don’t fit with the general populous of America.

    They are destined for their own planets, sealed to each other for eternity, and I will never forget my niece being married without the presence of her own mother simply because the mother wasn’t Mormon WE sat outside waiting for her first born daughter to be married.

    My son’s adopter professed to the Mormon church. Whatever that meant it must have looked good on the home study application. So glad she lied as my son would have been raised with those nut cases. She didn’t have any religion that I know of my son NEVER talked of church, or religion. AT least I was baptized into a church. Seems those who profess “don’t” go to church.

    Like those from the mid east who blow themselves and everyone else up, they go to heaven, AND get what is it 42 virgins?

    All religions religions are ridiculous.


  8. The ‘Delivery’ from Heaven…reminded me of this.. BTW I once played ‘Mary’ in a Christmas play at church while in the grammar school attached to the same church. Was this ‘play’ a prophecy of my own future ‘immaculate conception”?! My ‘Angel-Man’ sure did talk a good game!

    Gabriel and Mary
    The angel Gabriel visited Mary in Nazareth. She was engaged to Joseph. Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to the Son of God.
    Mary was a virgin. Gabriel told her God’s power would make the conception possible. Gabriel said “Nothing will be impossible with God.” He then told Mary her elderly relative, Elizabeth, was six months pregnant. **Gabriel was a Gossiper**!

    Joseph’s vision
    Joseph considered calling off the marriage. He learned about the pregnancy after Mary had conceived. But, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream, and told him to marry her. The miraculous conception was caused by the Holy Spirit.
    Joseph took Mary as his wife. He kept her a virgin until Jesus was born. **That was very thoughtful and caring of Joseph, that he chose not to break Mary’s Hymen**

    My head hurts………

  9. Wow, you got to play Mary? You must have been really good! I was always just one of the many angels in the background. Extra boys were all Shepherds. Mary, Joseph, and the Wise Men were the star roles:-)

    Yes, too bad more of us could not have gotten away with that “an angel did it” story about how we got pregnant.My son’s father was pretty heavenly on his better days as well:-)

  10. I couldn’t watch the whole video. The “eeewwwwwww” factor was a bit much. This is also another case of someone speaking, or should I say “singing” for us natural mothers. I am getting so damn tired of that I could scream. Between that and the religious (as opposed to spiritual) propaganda, it’s enough to induce projectile vomiting in any thinking person.

    Hey, Marie! I lost more weight than you did and I didn’t use Nutrisystems or ask for money for a paid endorsement. First you faint on DWTS, then you brag about a measly 45 lbs. I lost over 100! Neener, neener, neener. (Sorry, I just had to do that.)

  11. “My son’s father was pretty heavenly on his better days as well:-)”

    I’m sure.

    My son’s father has reinvented himself as the Virgin Mary.
    Though that doesn’t seem to have made me God.

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