Kirk Franklin Meets & Forgives His Biological Father Who Put Him Up For Adoption


Kirk Franklin took to social media to share a beautiful message about forgiveness.

The Gospel music star recently learned his biological father, who gave him up for adoption, is terminally ill.

On Saturday, Kirk traveled to Houston to meet his father for the very first time and opened up about the painful process of forgiving him.


Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live. I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough….to this very day.

I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own. But what I did wrong, is I never took that fuel, and turn it into forgiveness….and that is wrong. Wrong for him, me, and the God I proclaim to represent. How can I preach what I don’t practice? So I flew to Houston yesterday to do that.

It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven. He deserves to receive what God gives me every day. Pray for him, and for me.

God this is hard…I weep as I write.

I appreciate Kirk for his transparency through such a personal journey.

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