Resources on Adoption

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Every Christian isn’t called to adopt, but everyone is called to care for orphans.   The evangelical adoption movement is but one strand in a long cord of Christian care for orphans. While adoption trends have fluctuated over time in... Continue...

There are more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. At the ERLC Evangelicals for Life Conference, Sharen Ford challenges the church to bring stability to children within a system that knows change all too well. Continue...

There are multiple ways for the church to get involved in proclaiming the gospel. Adoption is a clear way to display the gospel, but it’s not the only way. In my last article, Orphans, adoption and the heart of the gospel,... Continue...

November is National Adoption Month, and my heart catches on fire whenever I discuss adoption. A large part of my passion stems from the fact that my life has been radically altered by this precious gift. I was born in... Continue...

Orphan Sunday is November 13. Your church should recognize it, and I hate to say that. I hate to say it not because I don’t believe in the mission of Orphan Sunday, churches from every denomination and tradition calling us... Continue...

Each year in November, the President of the United States issues a proclamation to announce National Adoption Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of the need for adoptive families and to encourage citizens to become involved in the lives... Continue...

May is National Foster Care Month, a time for promoting awareness and involvement in the foster care system. Here are five things you should know about the foster care system in America: 1. Foster care is a temporary arrangement in... Continue...

One need not cross the Atlantic to find the famed Frenchman. Hundreds of U.S. cities, counties, lakes and landmarks bear his name. Statesmen have hailed him America’s “beloved son.” And in 2002, Congress posthumously named him an honorary U.S. citizen,... Continue...

Sharen Ford, director for adoption and orphan care at Focus on the Family, discusses how the church can make sure no child is left behind in the foster care system. Continue...

“Mom, will people at church always think of me as being less than everyone else?” My eight-year-old daughter’s dark eyes probed mine as I hurried into the Sunday School classroom where I would be greeting a room full of energetic... Continue...